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Nathan Barnatt
Nathan Barnatt

The Dancing Skeleton

Nathan Barnatt
Nathan Barnatt

Every Halloween needs a dancing skeleton! Comedian Nathan Barnatt dances all over dressed as the bones of a dead man, accompanied by the 2009 song "Dead Man's Bones" by the group Dead Man's Bones.
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The House of Shock started off as a backyard party in New Orleans. In the 21 years since, it's battled controversy and protest, and kept on truckin'.
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What It’s Like to Be a Witch in New York City. Starr Ravenhawk of the Wiccan Family Temple Academy of Pagan Studies sets the record straight.
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Controversial Teen Dance Crazes That Pissed Off Parents Throughout History. Which was exactly what they were meant to do.
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The Oregon Zoo opened its Halloween festivities with "The Squishing of the Squash." That means elephants playing with and destroying pumpkins, which we get to watch.
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Some of the earliest known photos of 12 major US cities. Besides the difference in traffic, some haven't changed all that much in 150 years.
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10 Hilarious Southern Expressions. I never thought of them as hilarious, and I also never realized that people elsewhere might not know them.
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Looking ahead to the holiday season, the hot new Christmas album is from the Duck Dynasty folks. Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas fortunately features several established country music stars.
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How Facebook knows if you're going to break up before you do. The friends you have in common tell the story.
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10 Ghosts Lurking at the White House. As if our heads of state didn't have enough reasons to stay awake at night.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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