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By Mr. Smarty Pants

NOVEMBER 1, 1999: 

The largest Atlantic Giant Pumpkin on record weighed in at 1,092 pounds.


A haunting excerpt from "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff is probably the single most overused piece of classical music in films and trailers of the last 20 years.


The Celtic gods of the dead were Gwynn ap Nudd (British) and Arawn (Welsh).


Glamis Castle in Angus has long been considered to be the most haunted castle in Scotland. King Malcolm II was supposedly murdered here, leaving a blood stain that couldn't be removed. Eventually, the whole floor was boarded over.


Psychics have identified three distinct entities at the Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie, Texas.


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