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15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in November

Turkey day may be the main event in the second-to-last month of the year, but there are plenty of unusual holidays to fill your November days with celebration. 1. November 2nd: National Plan Your Epitaph Day Getty Images Whether you’re morbid or just really on top of planning ahead, take the day to decide which of your [...]

14 Weird Old Photos Of People Wearing Masks

Whether these people were donning masks to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving (more on that later), or a fancy dress party, or to safely perform a medical procedure or act in a play, the results are spooky—and likely to give you nightmares. Happy Halloween! Getty Images 1865: A white caped figure wearing a Halloween pumpkin mask taking two [...]

The Horror Train of Japan

Got a spoiled brat? When scoldings and time-outs don’t work, scare ‘em straight with the horror train. Yes, that’s right: here’s the Yokai Train, a scary summer “attraction” in Kyoto, Japan, featuring creepy monster aboard a train. As the Yokai Train leaves the station, a spooky sounds can be heard coming from the speakers, and the monsters [...]