Trick or treat?

    Some thoughts on what should really scare us about Halloween I have noticed an interesting phenomenon surrounding Halloween. 364.25 days a year, cobwebs are no good and eyesores. For some of us, they are downright scary (because where there’s a web, there’s a spider). Yet on October 31st, cobwebs are considered decoration and ‘cool’, as opposed to a sign […]

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Halloween increases the probability of attack by ghosts

31 October is celebrated in the western world as Halloween’s day. On Halloween night, adults and children dress up as creatures from the underworld (ghosts, ghouls, zombies, witches, goblins), light bonfires, and enjoy spectacular fireworks displays. The houses are decorated by carving pumpkins or turnips into scary faces and other decorations. Some of the most popular yard decorations are jack-o’-lanterns, […]

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