Halloween is the season for little ghosts and goblins to take to the streets, asking for candy and scaring one another silly. Spooky stories are told around fires, scary movies appear in theaters and pumpkins are expertly (and not-so-expertly) carved into jack-o’-lanterns.
Amid the silly and scary antics, Halloween is much more than just costumes and candy; in fact, the holiday has a rich and interesting history.
Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, can be traced back about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic, according to the Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries.
Because ancient records are sparse and fragmentary, the exact nature of Samhain is not fully understood, but it was an annual communal meeting at the end of the harvest year, a time to gather resources for the winter months and bring animals back from the pastures…(read more)
How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which is claiming the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere…(read more)
Source: Washington Times
A Homage To Psycho. A Halloweenization of Shower Interrupted, art by Al Buell.
The Department of Magnificent Manicures is feverishly making plans for their Halloween fingers thanks to this awesomely inspiring Spooky Halloween nail set created by Australian nail artist Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails. The nails on her left hand are alternately delightfully creepy and impressively gory. Even though we know it’s not real, it’s still hard to look at that bloody screw for more than a moment. Meanwhile the nails on Elmaz’a right hand have been done to look like sections of a Ouija board, complete with a tiny planchette on her middle finger. Perfect for Halloween part séances.
Follow Get Buffed Nails on Instagram to check out more of Elmaz’s outstanding nail art.
[via Fashionably Geek]
Source: Archie McPhee’s
It was good! Actually, it tasted like a regular Whopper. But the novelty was irresistible.
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A.1. sauce gives bun its color
Burger King is bringing it to the U.S. just in time for Halloween. “Something wicked is coming,” announced the burger chain on Twitter, with a brief promo video featuring thunder and lightning and a lunar eclipse, with a burger standing in for the moon…
And the Red Samurai Burger…
A local food market named Miyunlu in Shanghai has started selling eggs with identification numbers on their shells to help consumers. According to reports, when shoppers find eggs that are out of date, they can instantly trace the item back to the original producing farm and date of the eggs.
Reports say that the Shanghai store’s eggs have gone through an additional strict sterilization process before being placed on the store’s shelves. Shoppers were also ensured that the eggs have no dirt on the exterior and that they have been coated with protective oils to extend the shelf life.
As a result, consumers are buying quality eggs with confidence, and are now able to receive compensation when returning damaged egg shells or out of date eggs to the market.
# 1 CIGARETTE BABY COSTUME
#2 EBOLA VIRUS COSTUME
#3 FAT GUY KOOL AID COSTUME
#4 JACK DANIELS AND MARLBORO FATHER & SON COSTUMES
#5 SOVIET JACK-‘O-LANTERN CARVING
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@myfoxla) October 30, 2014
It is Halloween which just possibly could be the highest point of the season at the newer one of Tokyo’s two different Disney parks, Tokyo Disney Sea. The whole park is decorated in a sort of hyper colorful Mexican Day of the Dead theme with fantastic looking skeletons entertaining the visitors throughout the park…(more)
“La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas.”
― Charles Baudelaire
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andres De Dienes, 1945