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Spooky Flakes: How Much Candy Do You Give to Each Trick-or-Treater on Halloween?

Just one piece? Two pieces? Do you leave a bucket of candy outside?

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It’s good to be back in Mexico! I really missed this place. I arrived into Mexico City from Lima yesterday and came straight down to Oaxaca to met a blogger friend of mine for Day of the Dead. Last year I was in Morelia for Day of the Dead so I’m looking forward to experiencing this incredible tradition in Oaxaca. II actually haven’t been in the United States during the last few Halloweens although being in Mexico during this time certainly makes up for it.

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was younger, we went trick-or-treating and brought home enough candy in a pillowcase to last us a few months. As I got older, I enjoyed handing out candy at the door. Usually I gave out two or three pieces of candy to everyone and sometimes a little extra if the person was wearing a good costume.

Since it’s Halloween I think it is the perfect time to open the discussion in regards to a variety of topics about Halloween. How much candy do you give to each person on Halloween? What age is too old for trick-or-treating? What’s the wrong thing you ever received in your bag on Halloween? (One time I received an apple, another time a toothbrush). What are your plans for Halloween tonight? Best Halloween/Horror movies? Let’s share it all in the comments section! Happy Halloween!

Spooky Flakes

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Hail Varsity staff members Mike Babcock, Jacob Padilla, Greg Smith, Erin Sorensen and Brandon Vogel tackle your questions about the latest news in Husker Nation.

Huskers Release 2020 Baseball Schedule | Baseball |

“We have a challenging schedule that will give our student-athletes the opportunity to compete against some of the top teams in the nation at some of the top venues that college baseball has to offer,” Bolt said.

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What a comeback for the Washington Nationals. The team that was 12 games under .500 before the end of May is now the World Series champion.

Nationals Win 2019 World Series | Baseball |

The late-May misfits and National League Wild Card Game winners roundly expected to be a quick October exit had, with one swing of the bat from the 36-year-old Kendrick, taken the lead they would not relinquish in a 6-2 victory in Game 7 of the World Series against the Astros on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. They claimed their franchise’s first crown and completed a clean sweep for the road clubs in a first-of-its-kind Fall Classic.

Nationals Win First World Series, Stun Astros 6-2 in Game 7 | Baseball | Washington Post

Suddenly, it was all over, and the blue-jerseyed visitors were spilling and screaming out of every corner of Minute Maid Park — from their dugout along the third base line, the bullpen in left field, the expanse of outfield, all four corners of the diamond — and converging upon the joyous pile of humanity forming near the center

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Halloween Treats

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Some of the spookiest locations are still worth your time, whether for their beautiful architecture, jaw-dropping locations, or fascinating histories. Here, the 43 most haunted places in the world you’ll want to visit any day of the year—not just on October 31.

30 Haunted Places to Visit Around the World | Travel | Travel & Leisure

Ghosts, strange sounds and lights, and even UFO experiences have been reported at these famous places in the U.K., France, Germany, Romania and as far as Australia, the Phillipines and China. Here are some of the places you can go to give yourself a fright, just in time for Halloween.

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If you’re one of those travelers who longs for adventures filled with ghost stories and goosebumps, have we got an itinerary for you. Anyone looking for a chilling vacation destination should consider adding one of these haunted houses to their travel plans.

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Their list includes beautiful French chateaus, Italian Renaissance palaces, and impressive Irish towers.

8 Most Haunted Cities in America | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Looking for more than just the paranormal? The spots on this list also offer enough buzzy restaurants, shopping experiences, and world-class hotels to warrant repeat visits.

Most Haunted Places in South America | Travel | Travel & Leisure

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All of the hotels that inspired the iconic spots in the book and movie are still functioning and open for your haunted stay.

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From sprawling feverish forests to pagan burial grounds and spectacular costumed parades, you can find local calendars that are full of eerie events to lift your spirits and send shivers down your spine. If you have a curious bone in your body you’ll dare to visit these chilling landscapes for a more unique sense of dread this Halloween.

8 Spooky Things to Ask Your Amazon Echo to do on Halloween | Technology | CNET

Not only can you conjure up Halloween music and creepy sounds with Alexa, but you can also set up a haunted house-themed light setting.

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This Japanese Airline Is Testing Self-Driving Wheelchairs | Travel | Lonely Planet

With robotic elements and tracking capabilities, the wheelchairs are designed to detect and avoid obstacles, and from 9 October through 28 November, passengers themselves will trial the new technology before its anticipated 2020 roll out.

One of the Most Well-Preserved Villas of Ancient Rome Reopens After 35 Years | Travel | Lonely Planet

Located in the sprawling, open-air archaeological site of Herculaneum, beside Pompeii, the house underwent years of painstaking conservation as archaeologists worked to secure the building’s structure and preserve the ancient artworks and artifacts inside.

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“I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in record time,” Purja said in a statement. “It has been a gruelling but humbling six months, and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity.”

How Victorians Turned Mere Beasts Into Man’s Best Friends | Animals | The Guardian

Plucky, steadfast, loyal – the rise of pampered pets began in the 19th century when artists and writers saw their many benefits.

Elephants Under Attack Have An Unlikely Ally: Artifical Intelligence | Animals | NPR

In the seven years between 2007 and 2014, Africa’s savanna elephant population decreased by about a third and was on track to disappear completely from some African countries in as few as 10 years. To reverse that trend, researchers landed on a technology that is rewriting the rules for everything from our household appliances to our cars: artificial intelligence.

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It has left the beige-tinted margins and become social media’s most glamorous look. But why does veganism still provoke so much anger?