That House in Your Neighborhood That Didn't Have Candy

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On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. Every neighborhood has that house that goes off script on Halloween. Maybe it's a dentist who gives away toothbrushes, or the family who gives out cash. Or something way cooler than fun size candy. What did the non-candy houses in your area offer up instead?

2. Think back to your CD (or tape or record) collection. You probably bought a lot of albums because you liked one song you heard on the radio or MTV. Which "I bought it for the single" album was the most disappointing?

3. On almost every TV show, there's an episode where someone — usually a pregnant woman whose water already broke — gets stuck in an elevator. In my 32 years, this has never happened to anyone I know. Have you ever been stuck in an elevator? How'd you pass the time?

4. I was recently asked where I thought most people read our site. ("Computers?" was deemed an unacceptable answer.) Next time this comes up, I'd love to be armed with enjoyable anecdotes. (Fake examples: "I was stuck in an elevator and spent the entire time rummaging through The Amazing Fact Generator." / "Antarctica.") While the real answers are probably "at work" and "at home," where's the coolest place you've read mentalfloss.com?

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts. Have a great weekend!]

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