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How a Person Who Poisoned Bottles of Tylenol Almost Killed Halloween

Jake Rossen

In 1982, communities across the country banned trick-or-treating after someone added cyanide to capsules of Tylenol.

Scientists Say They've Discovered a Chunk of Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

Kate Horowitz

A plain-looking pebble seems to have concealed a very special filling.

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Social Media Presence

Danielle Braff

Failing to get a reaction on social media can be frustrating and embarrassing—and it can also be bad for business.

Blame the Brain for the Hearing Loss That Comes With Aging

Shaunacy Ferro

It has to do with how the brain processes sound, and how that ability deteriorates as we grow older.

Attention Modernist Architecture Lovers: Visit Columbus, Indiana

Shaunacy Ferro

The tiny Midwestern city has a bevy of buildings by famous designers.

How 'Thriller' Was Made: Watch Michael Jackson's Rehearsal Videos

Shaunacy Ferro

Now you can see how one of the most famous music videos in history came together.

7 Boo-zy Beers to Drink This Halloween

Shaunacy Ferro

Zombies, devils, and monsters dominate these scary brews.

A Skin Patch Could Help Treat Peanut Allergies

Jake Rossen

The patch just finished the first stage of a highly promising clinical trial.

J.K. Rowling’s Crime Novels Have Been Picked Up by HBO

Michele Debczak

'Cormoran Strike' is set to become a three-part series.

11 Wisecracking Secrets of Stand-Up Comedians

Suzanne Raga

When you meet them at a party, please don't ask for a joke.

The Great Garfield Car Window Toy Craze

Jake Rossen

The lasagna-snorting cat's car plush led to a burglary spree and humane society protests.

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.