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This Halloween, Lessons From the Salem Witch Trials

Anna K. Danziger Halperin History News Network
The Salem witch trials of 1692 were a defining example of intolerance and injustice in American history. Twenty five innocent women, men, and children lost their lives. When confronted with injustice in our lives today, what role will we play?

Friday Nite Videos | October 29, 2021

Katie Porter Slams Oil Execs. Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical Cast Perform. The Hypocrisy of Bailouts | Jon Stewart. The Civil War | Trailer. The Devil (Jason Sudeikis) Stops by Weekend Update.


The Saccharine History of Candy Corn

Rebecca Rupp National Geographic
Halloween has a centuries’-long tradition of costumes and scary stuff, but the door-to-door visitations for collecting candy started after the end of WWII sugar rationing, in the late 1940s.

Vampire Bats: More Cuddly Than You Think

molneyhamel PLOS Blogs
Vampire bats, unlike werewolves and ghosts, are real critters, and at this time of the year they get lots of mentions. But their image, research shows, doesn't really do them justice. Vampire bats do drink blood, but they are also the most social of bats, cuddling and grooming each other at far higher rates than other bats. And this may be the surprising reason that they're so social.
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