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Skull Watch, c. 1640-1650

This spooky watch, which measures under two inches across, was made by Swiss watchmaker Isaac Penard (1619-1676). If I had one, I’d love for people to ask me for the time just so I could see their reactions when I pull it out. Link -via Anachronistic Exploration | Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spooky Ghost Pizza

Claire Gallam’s Spooky Ghost Pizza features olive spiders and mozzarella specters on top. Delicious! Get the recipe and decorating instructions at Chef Mom. Link -via Laughing Squid

Boo Spooky Straws

Boo Spooky Straws – $2.95 (sold individually) Halloween is coming! Are you on the hunt for some frightfully fabulous Halloween Entertaining items? You need the Boo Spooky Straws from the NeatoShop. These delightful straws are shaped like the word Boo. Hurry! Get some today before they are all sucked up.  Boo Spooky Straws are available in Purple, [...]

Jon Ronson’s “Psychopath Test”

In this decidedly spooky TED Talk, Jon Ronson explains his journey to understand mental illness, which brought him to a prison for the criminally insane to interview a very sanely-dressed possible psychopath, then brought him to “Chainsaw Al” Dunlap, whose house was “like Narnia.” The whole thing is engaging, challenging, and makes me really [...]

A Gallery Of Super Spooky Artworks

The folks over at ComicsAlliance put together this spooky gallery of artworks featuring various monsters, creatures, and things that go bump in the night as envisioned by some of the world’s finest comic book and animation illustrators. Happy Halloween! Link

Spooky Corks: Wine Bottle Stoppers for Your Halloween Party

Spooky Corks (Set of 3) – $24.95 Here are the perfect Halloween item for your favorite wine lover: the Spooky Corks wine bottle stoppers exclusively from the NeatoShop. [...]

Latch Hook Eye Pillows

Karl Hugo Erickson made a set of delightfully spooky pillows using the latch hook technique. The texture of the material seems to make them slightly unsettling (but in a good way). Link -via Craft

Ray Villafane’s Carved Pumpkins

Ray Villafane’s funny and spooky carved pumpkins are wondrous sights to behold. Make interviewed him about his background and what’s involved in this craft. When asked about the tools that he uses, Villafane wrote: 99% of the carvings I do are done with various-sized ribbon loop tools. These are standard tools for clay potters and sculptors. [...]