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Name the Two-Letter Postal Abbreviations for Each State

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Egyptian Bookstore's 'Scream Room' Lets Customers Yell All They Want

Kirstin Fawcett

Because everyone's felt the impulse to run into the closet, shut the door, and shriek out the tension.

Crustaceans Fake Out Predators With Glare-Resistant Coating

Kate Horowitz

Absorbing light instead of reflecting it camouflages amphipods from their wide-eyed predators.

Get Thursday's Best Amazon Deals While They Last

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 27.

8 Silkily Engineered Facts About Spider Webs

Autumn Spanne

Relative to weight, the strength of a spider web rivals steel and Kevlar, the material used to make bullet-proof vests.

Museum of Modern Art Adds Original 1999 Emojis to Their Collection

Michele Debczak

The set was originally designed for pagers.

These Deaf Kids Have A Message for You

Arika Okrent

They are asking to be seen by others the way they see themselves, as an asset to a diverse community and as equals.

Toys "R" Us Stores in UK to Hold Quiet Hour for Shoppers With Autism

Jennifer M Wood

The "Real" Legend of the Pig Man from 'American Horror Story: Roanoke'

Stacy Conradt

A man with the head of a pig is wreaking havoc in Roanoke.

11 Hair-Raising Facts About Disney's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'

Stacy Conradt

Fifty years before Tim Burton tackled Washington Irving's classic story, Bing Crosby narrated the Gothic horror story for Walt Disney.

12-Sided Calendar Fits the Whole Year Onto a Simple Desk Ornament

Michele Debczak

The perfect gift for fans of math and design.

12 Catastrophically Unlucky Black Cats

Nicole Garner

More than a few have had some bad luck of their own.

Watch a Baker Make Bread in an Icelandic Hot Spring

Rudie Obias

The final product is described as "surprisingly sweet."

Converse Releases a Waterproof Chuck Taylor All Star II

Rebecca OConnell

Finally, you can wear your Chucks all year round.

Morning Cup of Links: The Haunted Convention

Miss Cellania

These links will get your day started in the right direction.