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10 Strange, Fun Facts About the Spooky Origins of Halloween

The roots of our spookiest holiday's traditions—from pumpkins to trick-or-treating—run deep, their origins reaching back thousands of years to pre-Christian pagan festivals and superstitions.

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Kid Wants to be Vending Machine For Halloween; Dad Makes It So

There's a world of great Halloween costume ideas out there, but when an enterprising young dad took on his boy's challenge to make him a vending machine costume, it's clear we have an early leader in the best Halloween costume contest.

And besides, after Halloween is over, the kid can stand in our break room and make tons of coin feeding me Pop Tarts.

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Could Raking Leaves Be Stupid?

To be honest, MOST fall yard work is pretty stupid to me. I also live in an apartment, so what do I care?

But a recent report highlights that raking leaves could be a big mistake.

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24 Simple Hi-Tech Halloween Costume Ideas

Have you decided what you're going to be for Halloween this year? No? Well, then you're in luck.

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Halloween’s Strange Origins — 5 Things You Might Not Know

These days Halloween is all Naughty This and Sexy That, but the roots of our spookiest holiday's traditions—from pumpkins to trick-or-treating—run deep, their origins reaching back thousands of years to pre-Christian pagan festivals and superstitions. These quirky bits of trivia about the history of Halloween should help you better appreciate all the ghouls and witches wandering about (and your hoard of candy):

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Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by 2014 Movie Characters

October is in full swing, and Halloween is right around the corner. If you're a movie nerd who's into dressing up for Halloween, picking your costume can be some serious business. But with only a few weeks left before The Big Day, you've got some choices to make. Wanna bro down with your buds and go as the Robert De Niros from 'Neighbors'? Or maybe you're a lady who wants to ditch the animal ears and do something much cooler this year. If you need help figuring it out, we've got a handy guide to Halloween costumes inspired by 2014 movie characters to help you get it together in time for the upcoming holiday, including what to buy and where to buy it.

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World’s Most Expensive Burger Costs Gut-Busting $1,770

Chances are you've ever eaten an overpriced hamburger at an airport. Well, the 20-odd dollars you angrily coughed up for sustenance while trying to kill time during your layover in Phoenix seems like a bargain compared to this.

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Wurst Festival Ever: Are Your Ready to be Scared This Weekend? [Audio]

Jeff Lenhart from the Witches of New Salem Haunted Attraction came on to the Jojo Show this morning to talk about this weekend's Wurst Festival Ever, which features live music, beer and plenty of bratwurst.

It also means the Haunted Corn Maze, Haunted Woods and new Zombie Attack feature will be open.

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Grand Rapids Halloween Candy Buy Back Sends Candy To Troops In Middle East

Halloween is over.

But the piles of candy aren't.

Why not get some money for that extra candy while supporting our troops at the same time?

Your chance to do both is on Monday, November 4, in Grand Rapids.

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35 Years Ago: ‘Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park’ Released

Looking for a great... well, good... OK, really cheesy science fiction rock and roll movie to watch on Halloween? Well, you can always travel back in time with 'Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,' which debuted 35 years ago this season as one of NBC's "Movies of the Week" and is now available on DVD. 

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Where To Trick-Or-Treat Indoors In West Michigan – Halloween 2013

The weather forecast may be the scariest thing we've seen so far this Halloween.

As of right now, things aren't looking good for trick-or-treating on Halloween night in West Michigan.

Check out a few indoor trick-or-treating options for Halloween night in West Michigan.

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Halloween Treats Gone Wrong [Video]

Halloween is great. It's great for adults and kids alike because it's the one time of year that we get to dress up in a costume and walk around in public without people judging us, or thinking we're crazy, or calling the police. For kids is doubly awesome because they get to dress up AND they get awesome candy. But, what would happen if we took the Halloween candy and replaced it with vegetable flavored alternative? Well, the folks at Crest decided to find out, and the results are awesome. 

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