Halloween cocktails. Bottoms up!
The Strange Secret Behind the Tragic Deaths of Oscar Wilde's Half-Sisters.
The Oldest House for Sale in the U.S.
The 30 Weirdest Horror Movies of the 1970s. (via Metafilter)
America's First Woman Police Officer. Marie Connolly Owens was an officer in the Chicago Police Department for 32 years beginning in 1891, but her employment wasn’t seen as a breakthrough for the history books, and was forgotten for decades.
The Secret Behind Italy’s Rarest Pasta. (via the Presurfer)
The Greatest Teen Job in the World Might Be Reopening Italian Catacombs. They are also revitalizing Rione Sanità by welcoming tourists.
Scientists See Signs of Learning in a Ball of Dough. This is not an expose of earlier faulty experiments, but shows how training can change an inanimate object.
The kids were reading Fahrenheit 451 for Banned Books Week, but first they needed a permission slip from their parents. Father and Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh reveled in the irony.
8 of the Undead from Around the World. And here are 9 more of them.