Today's Highlights
Spiders living in a bouffant hairdo -- is that for real?
If you're out after dark this Halloween, you may see some of these real-lilfe creatures of the night.
Quiz of the Day
Boo! (© Lisette LeBon/SuperStock)Don't be scared!
Take the Monster Quiz.
On This Day
Orson Welles (© CORBIS-BETTMANN/Hulton-Deutsch Collection)On this day in 1938, Orson Welles stirred nationwide panic with his "War of the Worlds" radio dramatization.
What else happened?
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
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Mystery Picture
Guess the mystery imageWhat is this?
Find out.
Did You Know?
"The Alligator," Grand Canyon National Park (© Pat OThe Grand Canyon is more than 1.6 km (1 mi) deep.
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