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Next time you have a margarita, think of bats because they are responsible for pollinating many agave plants.

During the 19th century, some young women believed that they could divine the name or appearance of their future husband by doing tricks with yarn, apple parings, or mirrors on Halloween.

Sydney funnelweb spiders are probably the world's most deadly spiders and have fangs that can penetrate a human fingernail.

Americans spend $2.5 billion annually on Halloween.

Legend has it the "jack-o'-lantern" was named after someone named Jack who played a trick on the Devil. Prevented from entering heaven or hell, Jack was banished to walk the world with a carved-out turnip that was lit by a lump of coal.

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