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Join Us at Pat Kiernan's NYC Halloween Trivia Night!

If you're in the New York area and free on Monday, October 29th, we've got something fun for you. We're teaming up with TrivWorks and NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan for The Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night!

Here's the scoop, via TrivWorks:

"Hosted by NY1 morning news anchor Pat Kiernan, come test your knowledge of the greatest horror films, TV specials, monsters, costumes, candy and everything you can possibly think of related to New York’s most vibrant holiday! Featuring both full room & 1-on-1 trivia, incredible themed prizes and a COSTUME CONTEST, be sure to dress up for what is sure to be our most festive, high-energy trivia night yet!"

There will be mental_floss prizes. I've also been promised surprises, which are always fun.

The event is being held at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Get your tickets here!

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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What Pop Culture Gets Wrong About Dissociative Identity Disorder
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From the characters in Fight Club to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, popular culture is filled with "split" personalities. These dramatic figures might be entertaining, but they're rarely (if ever) scientifically accurate, SciShow Psych's Hank Green explains in the channel's latest video. Most representations contribute to a collective misunderstanding of dissociative identity disorder, or DID, which was once known as multiple personality disorder.

Experts often disagree about DID's diagnostic criteria, what causes it, and in some cases, whether it exists at all. Many, however, agree that people with DID don't have multiple figures living inside their heads, all clamoring to take over their body at a moment's notice. Those with DID do have fragmented personalities, which can cause lapses of memory, psychological distress, and impaired daily function, among other side effects.

Learn more about DID (and what the media gets wrong about mental illness) by watching the video below.

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