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Nathan Barnatt

The Dancing Skeleton

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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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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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