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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    Link: 20 Interesting Halloween Info Facts - Everything you ever wanted to know about Hallowe`en but were afraid to ask.
  2. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    October 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    I read an article in the paper saying Lady Gaga costumes are set to become the biggest-selling costumes of all time, bigger even than MJ was last year. It`s becoming more of an adult holiday than it was before, of course, and it`s like Lady Gaga is celebrating Halloween every day, so it`s really too easy for her to be imitated. Just get a blond wig and some ridiculous clothes and there you have it.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    its not such a big deal in Britain, well not in the North anwyay
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    I didn`t know the one about England and white cats. But does that my White cat suddenly becomes evil then or something?
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    dddoug Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    White cats aren`t believed to be bad luck in england
  6. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    Well Ruthless1990, I`m from Brighton and have lived in Manchester for 7 years. We never did Hallowe`en at home, but it`s huge up here.
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    Rich1710 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    i live in north east england, no one bothers anymore :( i think we got one knock at our door last year. Ive never heard of white cats being bad luck, its still black cats in my area anyway :S
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    chinesemath Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    dia de los muertos isn`t really halloween...
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    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Cool infograph, but I`m pretty certain that All Hallow`s Eve =/= Dia de los Muertos. They are, however, less that a couple of days apart but are completely different celebrations.

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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    We got a massive tub of Haribos for the little kids if they trick or treat us, but my brother`s been eating them all. :| I live quite out of the way, so we don`t get many people coming around on Hallowe`en though.

    Gotta echo Ruthless and Rich, though. I`m in the North West and hardly anyone bothers.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    Good thing I don`t usually splat spiders then.
    I`ve also really wanted to attend a Dia De Los Muertos party, and the little skeleton chatchkies they make for the holiday are so morbidly adorable.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    Creepy
  13. Profile photo of WhiteGryphyn
    WhiteGryphyn Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    White cats are not unlucky in England.
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    NoxasRisen Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    I can`t be the only one who was instantly reminded of The Nightmare Before Christmas upon seeing that conifer.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    I have never heard of white cats being unlucky.
  16. Profile photo of Wai-Yu
    Wai-Yu Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    woot! Paganism!
  17. Profile photo of MissAbby
    MissAbby Female 30-39
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Day of the Dead isn`t Halloween.
  18. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    lolz at the last fact.
  19. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    @MissAbby: Technically it isn`t, but it is essentially the same concept.
  20. Profile photo of memoryburner
    memoryburner Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    day of the dead is a completely different holiday....
  21. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    White cats are not unlucky in England.

    Halloween isn`t in England to any great extent, either. It was nothing at all when I was a boy, but it`s being imported a bit from the USA now. Another day for shops to sell crap to people who know nothing about the origins of the day, whoopie.
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    SapphireHart Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    Being English, I have always heard of it being black cats that are unlucky, where did white come from?!
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    SapphireHart Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    Oh and @Seastone: I spoke to a little girl at work today and she told me she was dressing up as lady gaga because her costumes are scary!
  24. Profile photo of xoterra
    xoterra Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    MissAbby`s right...they`re completely different holidays. And Day of the Dead isn`t even celebrated on Halloween.
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    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    I have never heard of white cats being unlucky.
  26. Profile photo of mamba
    mamba Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    the white cats thing must be wrong- ive never heard it in my life. Although ive head that black cats are lucky here and unlucky in america, maybe thats the mix up!
  27. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    Surprised to see the comments saying the holiday isn`t big in England. Its massive here just across the water so I always presumed it was the same over there. In my hometown theres a massive party, fireworks displays, concerts etc... and people come out in their thousands. Its great, you get to dress up, head out with your mates, get absolutely wasted and all the girls dress like sick sexual fantasies. Some places are just plain missing out.
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    lerie Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Ir`s not "El dia de LOS muertos". It`s just "Dia de Muertos".
  29. Profile photo of Arandanos
    Arandanos Female 18-29
    223 posts
    October 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    NO NO NO. TWERPS. NO HALLOWEEN IS NOT DIA DE MUERTOS THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS drat YOU SO HARD
  30. Profile photo of panda_chaos
    panda_chaos Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    We adults just hate letting go of our childhood! I`m going as Godzilla and my husband is going as Little Tokyo!
  31. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    "In England, white cats are thought of as unlucky"
    ARE THEY?!
  32. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    meh, just another day!
  33. Profile photo of BuzzKillingt
    BuzzKillingt Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    never in all my years have i heard that whit cats are unlucky in egland and ive lived there all my life, if anything the black cat superstition would hav started here with the witchunters and all.
  34. Profile photo of smigbaafm
    smigbaafm Male 18-29
    648 posts
    October 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    practically no one observes All Hallows Day, yet a great majority celebrate it`s eve. Halloween is a day that doesn`t really have any meaning other than to sell candy and costumes to consumer whores.
    Christmas is extremely bastardized, but at least it has a purpose.
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    Aww man, I really can`t tell if Halloween was better back then or if it`s better now
  36. Profile photo of rbt_food
    rbt_food Male 18-29
    322 posts
    October 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    gah!
    dia de los muertos is not halloween!
    it`s celebrated in mexico november 2 to pay respect to the dead!
    sorry, learned that in spanish class and it bugs me.
  37. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an entirely different holiday.

    I bet dollars to donuts that Hallowe`en is the archaic way of spelling it. My spellcheck didn`t even recognize it.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    October 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    @smigbaafm

    thanks Ms. Buzz Killington.
  39. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    October 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    What`s with the one-eyed pumpkins?
  40. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    I like how he correctly uses the word Hallowe`en but then spells it wrong the rest of the article.
  41. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    October 8, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    These infographs are all fake, why do you even read them??
    And noone besides the us celebrates this, a couple of kids tried to celebrate it in my country, and all they got from me was a tuna can and a drat you sign
  42. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Screw Halloween. Christmas kicks ass.
  43. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    Looks like I`ve got to watch for arsenic this year.
  44. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    October 8, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    Even though some of those things are wrong, some are true. Hallowe`en was the original way to spell it. It`s the best holiday of them all!!
  45. Profile photo of PTPete
    PTPete Female 30-39
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    October 8, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    Fun! I can`t wait. Scaring small children is a blast. Parents, it turns out, are the cruelest bastards out there--they giggle maniacally at their children`s screams.
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    I`m sure it`s been stated, but I really don`t wanna search through the rest of the comments.

    Dia de los Muertos has nothing to do with Halloween. =.=
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    WTF was wrong with that lady!? Arsenic!?
  48. Profile photo of lee-schizo
    lee-schizo Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    78% of americans don`t take down their decoration for holidays.
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    xKiesix Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    The arsenic lady had told the kids not to eat it and that it was a prank. No one did, but she was still arrested on child endangerment charges.
  50. Profile photo of Samen28
    Samen28 Male 13-17
    11 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 12:31 am
    @rikakitty

    If you read the infographic, none of the other holidays mentioned are Halloween, either. It`s more or less a list of Autumn holidays celebrating the dead.
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    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 3:08 am
    White cats? Never ever heard that, I think they`ve just made that up
  52. Profile photo of Frankii
    Frankii Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 3:11 am
    @MauserTM, we celebrate it here, not to the same extravagant degree as America but we still enjoy it, it really does go beyond the US borders
  53. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 3:34 am
    Who makes these things? Damn some peoples lives are boring, some make these things, other look at these things at IAB. What a bunch of losers... oh wait...
  54. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 3:57 am
    @freddyferret (Even though some of those things are wrong, some are true. Hallowe`en was the original way to spell it. It`s the best holiday of them all!!)

    Samhain is the original spelling. It is the original name of the Celtic celebration of the end of the year.
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    feedee88 Female 18-29
    95 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 4:00 am
    @martinikene - i love useless facts like this...! it takes up room in my brain that could be used for important information. its great :D

    @frankii - same here... never heard of that one! but i`m in scotland... so i genuinely don`t know if it just below the border or if they mean the uk as a whole..?
  56. Profile photo of acanatane
    acanatane Female 18-29
    276 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 4:49 am
    white cats, pretty sure we think black ones are unlucky here too.
  57. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 5:05 am
    Why did the US, and to a lesser extent, Europe keep Halloween, while Australia pretty much forgot it? It`s only very recently that kids have started doing it, and not even very many kids.
  58. Profile photo of r3tr0r0ck3r
    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 5:37 am
    That "fact" about white cats being unlucky in England isn`t even remotely true.
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    buuurrrd Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:14 am
    agree with r3tr0r0ck3r i`ve never heard that before. (and im someone from the UK)
  60. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 6:22 am
    never heard of the white cat thing. English born and bred.
  61. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:31 am
    Arsenic laced candy, that`s a pretty good prank. Except, you know, when people die.
  62. Profile photo of lyndssoccer
    lyndssoccer Female 13-17
    24 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 7:17 am
    um, the day of the dead isn`t the same as our halloween. It`s celebrated in Mexico and it`s to celebrate and remember passed loved ones. Last paragraph, read it.
  63. Profile photo of Lord_Jereth
    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
    725 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 7:19 am
    My wife and I, a pagan and an anti-theist respectively, got married on Halloween, our favorite holiday. Our wedding went off without a hitch and turned into a costume party after the vows were exchanged. A good time was had by all and my anniversary is easy to remember.

    True story.

    8-) LJ
  64. Profile photo of KenshinTW
    KenshinTW Male 18-29
    56 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 7:31 am
    That`s wrong, el dia de los muertos is not the same as halloween, it is celebrated only in mexico, and it is celebrated during november, and we don`t ask for candy.
  65. Profile photo of moojuiceman
    moojuiceman Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 8:33 am
    FYI, "In England" we don`t like to be told what goes on "In England". If anyone is going to put stuff like that they should at least ask someone that`s actually from here
  66. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 8:47 am
    @Lord_Jereth

    that AND your icon is david bowie?! can i marry you next?!
  67. Profile photo of Lord_Jereth
    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
    725 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 9:22 am
    @Vindictive

    He he he

    Vindictive
    Female, 13-17, Midwest US

    Is this the part where Chris Hansen comes out and asks what my intentions were? *chuckles*

    8-) LJ
  68. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 9:33 am
    Uhhm...no. its still black cats in England.
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    margot138 Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 9:53 am
    What is wrong with that Helen Pfeil lady? So what if they still went out trick or treating that`s no reason to poison them.

    From Wikipedia:
    Symptoms of arsenic poisoning begin with headaches, confusion and drowsiness. As the poisoning develops, convulsions and changes in fingernail pigmentation may occur. When the poisoning becomes acute, symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, blood in the urine, cramping muscles, hair loss, stomach pain, and more convulsions. The organs of the body that are usually affected by arsenic poisoning are the lungs, skin, kidneys, and liver. The final result of arsenic poisoning is coma or death.
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    TrustyMadman Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:00 am
    Traditional tradition... HA!
  71. Profile photo of HoneyPunch
    HoneyPunch Female 13-17
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:07 am
    99% of pumpkins used for jack-o-lanterns? I doubt that. Everyone around here just candies the pumpkins cuz we`re cool like that. Mmmmm, piloncillo with pumpkin....

    I`m not gonna repeat the Dia de los Muertos thing, since everyone and their mother said that already.
  72. Profile photo of Rupertej
    Rupertej Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2010 at 10:45 am
    Either black cats are bad luck, or I don`t actually live in england. Furthermore, this means EVERYTHING I KNOW IS WRONG!
  73. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 11:09 am
    OK I`m from England, I live in England and I am English, and I can tell you straight I`ve never met a person who thinks white cats are unlucky. Just so you know, some people think black cats are unlucky, some think they are lucky, but white cats are just white cats. Stop making sh*t up, IAB!
  74. Profile photo of scotchbot
    scotchbot Female 18-29
    171 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    just to confirm what everyone else has said. white cats are not unlucky in england, its black if anything
  75. Profile photo of ateddybear0
    ateddybear0 Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    Ive never met a person who claimed black cats are bad luck. A cat is a cat.
  76. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    I`ve never been invited to a halloween party ;_;
  77. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    Nice, learned some cool stuff, now to go act smart!
  78. Profile photo of rakoonhat
    rakoonhat Female 30-39
    654 posts
    October 9, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    stephen king thinks cats steal your breath while you sleep...haha, and they also lick the butter, little non-nice individuals.....
    p.s. i still love my kitty
  79. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 1:12 am
    That "fact" about England is wrong.

    In England a black cat crossing your path is LUCKY. But there is nothing about white cats, lucky or otherwise.
  80. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 5:28 am
    This is my favorite holiday. Samhain, not Hallowe`en. It`s a much better "New Year" than in January, makes more sense. Plus I like the idea that those who have passed before me come back and watch over me.
  81. Profile photo of Berenice
    Berenice Female 13-17
    536 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Why does everyone say that Dia de los muertos is ONLY celebrated in Mexico? It`s only celebrated NATIONALLY in Mexico, but I know tons of people in America who celebrate it.
  82. Profile photo of robotobunneh
    robotobunneh Female 18-29
    265 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    I love Halloween! I feel like I can never be too old to dress up and go trick or treating!
  83. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    cool
  84. Profile photo of Lellin
    Lellin Female 13-17
    54 posts
    October 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    English people have no opinion on white cats.
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    LouDogg Female 13-17
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    October 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Helen Pfeil is a scary bitch
  86. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    I count 21 facts. The kids getting candy and girls looking for an excuse to dress as prostitutes (many, definitely not all) is pretty true.
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    stumpydave Male 30-39
    50 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 5:40 am
    Interesting (assuming it is true of course) that 86% of Americans decorate the house at this time. Considering the USA is supposedly gods chosen land and filled to the rafters with god bothering christian zealots surely celebrating a pagan festival such as halloween (not to mention those other pagan greats such as Xmas, Easter etc is a bit hipocritical? I only throw it up there as an observation of how religion in general is followed by crackpots with extreme double standards...
  88. Profile photo of Buddahfinger
    Buddahfinger Male 30-39
    149 posts
    October 11, 2010 at 7:04 am
    I`m English and I don`t dislike white cats for being unlucky, I dislike all cats becuase they`re poo.
  89. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    October 11, 2010 at 7:10 am
    Buddahfinger, you are now my best friend.

    Cats = Suck
  90. Profile photo of PBZebras
    PBZebras Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    to much to read
  91. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:21 am
    The first "fact" is incorrect. Dia de los Muertos and Halloween are not the same holiday. Not at all.
  92. Profile photo of k10josumm
    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 10:53 am
    yeah wtf since wen was day of the dead aka halloween? fkn racists
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 9:20 am
    All hallows eve is my Christmas.

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