Halloween in the City of Bones

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Halloween in the City of Bones. Derry, Northern Ireland, takes the ancient Gaelic Samhain festival to a new level.

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Epic Ink: How Japanese Warrior Prints Popularized the Full-Body Tattoo. Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi started it all in the 1820s.

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Stable Rent: Owning a Horse in New York City. It can be done, but it will cost you dearly.

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Raëlism has a Strange History, and an Even Stranger Leader. Claude Vorilhon was abducted by aliens, and then became a prophet for a new cult.

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Cosplayer Alyson Tabbitha Can Transform Herself Into Anyone. Her costumes are impressive, but the real secret is the makeup.

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The Most Mind-Boggling "Sexy Costumes" of Halloween 2017. It doesn't have to make sense to sell.

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Dargavs Village: City of the Dead. Nearly 100 stone crypts were built to resemble houses 400 years ago at this Russian site.

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8 Historic Accounts of Werewolves. Wolves and people who acted like wolves were so dangerous that they spawned a legend.

Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

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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, December 2. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.