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8 Haunted Houses You Can Buy Right Now

Jake Rossen

If you've ever wanted to meet the ghost of a circus bear, do we have a deal for you.

Le Karnice, the Victorian Coffin Designed to Save Lives

Claire Voon

Fears of premature burial were rampant in the 19th century. A coffin designed by a count tried to come to the rescue.

Burrowing Echidnas Act as Natural Hoes

Kate Horowitz

Scientists say the spiky mammals turn over tons of soil each year in Australia.

15 Astonishing Facts About Bats

Rosemary Mosco

Get face-to-face with some of the most bizarre bats in the world.

Not Sure What Candle Scent You’ll Like? Keap Will Send You Testers of All of Them

Shaunacy Ferro

An online candle company wants to be the Warby Parker of scents, allowing users to test its products by mail.

8 Research-Backed Ways to Gain Grit

Danielle Braff

If you're someone who tends to get going when the going gets tough, we've got some good news: If you aren’t born with grit, you can develop it.

What Happens if the Electoral College Ties?

Austin Thompson

While it would be a political crisis if the Electoral College completely disregarded the will of the people, it’s not impossible.

Tips for Scoring a Satisfying In-Flight Meal

Michele Debczak

Dining at 30,000 feet doesn't have to be a source of dread.

7 Places Every History Buff Should Visit on the U.S. Virgin Islands

Presented by U.S. Virgin Islands.

British Phone Booth Transformed Into ‘World’s Smallest Museum’

Michele Debczak

They're still waiting to hear back from the Guinness World Records committee for official designation.

The Most Popular Halloween Candy in Each State for 2016

Kirstin Fawcett

Find out if your region prefers sweet or sour treats.

Here's How You're Robbing Tomatoes of Their Taste

Jake Rossen

Millions of Americans are putting tomatoes into shock. Here's how.

You Have to See Wednesday's Best Amazon Deals

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 19.

5 Ways a Post-Antibiotic Era Could Change Medicine

Tara Smith

1. A scratch could become deadly.

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter to Save Historic Ruby Slippers

Kirstin Fawcett

In lieu of Emerald City magic, the Smithsonian is turning to crowdfunding.