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5 Surprising Facts In The History Of Halloween

The ancient peoples that celebrated Halloween did so to honor the deceased, to mark the coming or winter, to give thanks to all that had been harvested, and to offer prayers for protecting the dead and the new harvests to come.

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History of the Halloween Costume

Halloween is traditionally celebrated on October 31 and it is a time when children and adults will dress up as different characters and go trick or treating.

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Ghost Hunting 101

Ghost hunting and ghost tours are popular activities. They’re fun, spooky, and can give you a chance to learn more about some famous ghosts.

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History of the Jack O Lantern

Most people will think of pumpkins with carved faces and lights inside them when they think about Jack O Lanterns, but this is not how this symbol of Halloween began.

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Real Haunted Places

While not everyone believes in ghosts, hauntings and spirits, some of the evidence does seem a bit hard to deny. If you have ever had an encounter with the paranormal, you may well know that sometimes, things are not always as they seem.

Brief Sports Histories

History Of The Skiing

The earliest use of the term ski can be traced to the Old Norse term skíð: the latter translates as “a stick of wood.”

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More Brief Histories: Disasters

The Hindenburg Disaster

The Hindenburg disaster stands out not because of the numbers that died or were injured, but because it was the first time that such a world disaster was captured on film and received a global audience.

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The Chernobyl Disaster

Chernobyl was the worst nuclear disaster in history.

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Mount Vesuvius: The Volcano

While we often think of recent natural disaster events, one of the most famous world disaster events was the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius sits near the Bay of Naples, only a few miles from the city itself.

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The Great Chicago Fire

In light of the multitude of recent natural disaster incidents, many people have looked back in history to see the results of other major historical disasters.

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The Great Tri-State Tornado

March 18, 1925 was an ordinary early spring day for many weather-wise farmers just outside Ellington, Missouri, and a weather disaster was the last thing on anyone’s mind.

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Historic Blizzards

The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the deadliest weather disasters to hit the United States in recorded history.

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Surviving the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl was a horrific weather disaster: a weather storm that occurred during the ‘30s.

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