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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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The 7 Most Haunted Places in Wichita Falls

These aren't some cheap haunted houses with a bunch of guys in masks, these are the real deal; abandoned houses, evil monsters, psychopathic doctors, and of course, plenty of spooky ghosts.

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Can You Actually Be Scared … to Death?

The next time you think it would be funny to scare the living daylights out of someone, you might want to consider this: medical experts say that an intense fright can severely stun the heart, enough even to kill a perfectly healthy human being.

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Best Pumpkin Patches In Wichita Falls

Pumpkins have arrived! So where can you get them?

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What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy? [POLL]

Whether you're trick-or-treating or preparing for trick-or-treaters, Halloween leaves most folks with an abundance of candy.

While it can be difficult to resist any of these tooth-decay-promoting treats, some candy is better than others. According to a survey from Public Policy Polling of 1,200 adults chocolate bars are the Halloween sweet of choice for an overwhelming 62 percent.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween

Shakespeare described the "witching hour" as a time "when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out." Spooky! Equally esteemed author Washington Irving described Halloween night in his classic 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' as a setting full of "fearful shapes and shadows...amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night." Kids all across the country describe it as the night when the entire world gives them all the candy they can eat until they either pass out or develop early on-set diabetes.

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Study Says Kids Want Less Candy for Halloween
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Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? [POLL]

While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids' perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.

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How Much Are You Planning to Spend on Halloween? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from National Retail Federation, about seven in 10 plan on celebrating Halloween this year. Since revelry isn't always free, the next question the NRF polled is how much celebrants plan on spending on the holiday this year.

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