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Black cats earned their spot in Halloween tradition by being associated with pagans and witches.
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Black Cats on Halloween

Statistically, black cats are much less likely to be adopted than cats of other colors.  According to a new study in LiveScience and out of the University of California, Berkeley, it's NOT just because we think black cats are unlucky!

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How Much Candy Would It Take To Fill Up a Pillowcase?

If your kid is SO optimistic about his trick-or-treating haul tonight that he goes out with a PILLOWCASE, don't worry.  He's not going to be able to fill it up.

According to the website MyScienceProject.org and Deseret News, it would take approximately 1,690 pieces of candy to fill up a pillowcase. 

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18 Spooky Vintage Halloween Cards

Apparently people haven't always celebrated Halloween the way that we do today, which is weird, because we sort of assumed "Sexy Referee Costume" was one of those timeless classics that had been around since the days of ancient Rome. It turns out people used to actually be kind of charming and thoughtful, instead of just smearing their bodies with glitter and pointedly refusing to drink anything less than 100 proof. Here's an example.

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10 Costumed Mugshots for Halloween

When we get older, Halloween becomes less about accumulating candy and more about letting off some steam and having a good time.

However, the mixture of alcohol and costumes are too much for some adult Halloween revelers to handle and their celebrations run them afoul of the law.

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Study Says Kids Want Less Candy for Halloween
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Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? — Survey of the Day

While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids' perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.

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See the Cast of ‘Friday the 13th’ Then and Now

Audiences got their first taste of the 'Friday the 13th' franchise, which is now 12 films strong, when the original horror flick hit theaters in 1980.

The tale of gruesome happenings at Camp Crystal Lake didn't do much for critics, but audiences ate up its grindhouse-style gore.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween

Shakespeare described the "witching hour" as a time "when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out." Spooky! Equally esteemed author Washington Irving described Halloween night in his classic 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' as a setting full of "fearful shapes and shadows...amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night." Kids all across the country describe it as the night when the entire world gives them all the candy they can eat until they either pass out or develop early on-set diabetes.

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Do You Let Your Kids Eat Homemade Halloween Candy? [POLL]

Every year I try to make popcorn balls for Halloween treats. The only reason I do this is because when I was growing up one of my neighbors made flavored popcorn balls that tasted better than any store bought candy.

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Magician Literally Loses Head for Halloween

Not content with typical card tricks or a rabbit in a hat, magician Rich Ferguson puts a spooky Halloween spin on his act by literally losing his head in front of freaked-out spectators. How in the world does he do it?

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10 Spooky Celebrity Ghost Sightings

It's always sad when a celebrity passes away, but sometimes these strong-willed, vibrant personalities live on long after they have shuffled off this mortal coil. Here are 10 famous folks reportedly still hanging around even though they were "no longer with us."

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These Are the Most Haunted Houses in America

Tales of some of the greatest American hauntings emerge this time every year that serve as a darkened overtone to the season of the witch and All Hallows Eve. Frightening stories from the eccentric lunacies of William Winchester’s widow to the infamous Lizzie Borden murders all come to mind when one thinks of the scarier places in the country.

But where exactly are the most haunted houses in America?

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How Much Are You Planning to Spend on Halloween? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from National Retail Federation, about seven in 10 plan on celebrating Halloween this year. Since revelry isn't always free, the next question the NRF polled is how much celebrants plan on spending on the holiday this year.

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