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    Published on 02-08-2017 07:08 PM
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    The woman knew after waking up suddenly in the middle of the night that the pain in her head -- which had an itchy, scratchy ...
    Published on 12-17-2016 11:54 AM  Number of Views: 146 
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    The report to police was deadly serious -- an elderly woman apparently frozen to death inside a parked car in Hudson, New ...
    Published on 12-16-2016 05:45 AM
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    Every December in St. John's, Newfoundland, people parade the streets wearing creepy masks, fake horse heads and their underwear on the outside.
    The spectacle is all part of the Mummers Festival, which celebrates a once-banned, centuries-old tradition in the province called mummering.

    Mummering originated in England and Ireland, and the earliest record of it in Newfoundland dates to 1819, according to the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage project. During Christmas season, people would disguise their identities using a mishmash of household items and travel door to door to neighbors' homes. Neighbors would invite them in for impromptu parties with food and drinks, all while attempting to identify the masked visitors. Once an identity was determined, the mask came off.

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    Published on 11-15-2016 12:22 PM
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    Before they doggedly shuffled, moaned and munched their way through countless breakfasts of brains to take up permanent residence in the hive mind of pop culture, zombies were originally animated in the minds of long-suffering slaves on the island of Hispaniola in what's now Haiti, according to an interesting history over at The Atlantic.

    It was believed that slaves who sought to escape their bondage through suicide would actually find themselves trapped in their rotting corpse, forever cursed to haunt those they left behind. Over the centuries, and particularly in the decades since George Romero's movies helped make them mainstream, zombies have evolved into the ravenous, mindless monsters that continue to devour our brains today via a wide array of screens.



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