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2010-10-19 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, is helping users celebrate Halloween with the most spooktacular videos on the Web. With an index of over 35 million hours of online video to explore, blinkx is the top destination for the creepiest costume ideas, tasty treat recipes, mischievous tricks and bone-chilling monster movies. Surely you have boarded your windows, sharpened your stakes and planned your zombie escape route,...

2010-10-07 11:42:00

MIAMI, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids will have a spooky good time at the annual Monster Splash Nighttime Bash, a family-friendly nighttime extravaganza at Miami Seaquarium featuring trick-or-treating, Halloween themed animal shows, a haunted house and lots of fun for kids. The annual event will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 29-31 from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Special admission price for the Nighttime Bash is only $24.95 plus tax for adults, and $19.95 plus tax for children...

2010-10-07 04:08:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ghosts, goblins and ghouls will soon be making their way to your home! Trick-or-treating is one of the most anticipated times of the year for kids, yet one in which parents are most concerned about their children's safety. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/NYFNSJ03 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101007/NYFNSJ03 ) Kids Foot Locker is offering a variety of glow-in-the-dark products that kids will consider cool, while...

2010-10-05 16:58:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pirate, witch, cowboy, angel? It's that time of year to decide who you want to be as California's Great America invites you to come to "Snoopy's Costume Party" at Planet Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is a unique experience the entire family can enjoy together. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/SF77325LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101005/SF77325LOGO) In addition to...

2010-08-31 07:25:00

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- It may seem like a scary thought when the summer sun is still shining brightly, but Halloween is just around the corner -- and many ghouls and goblins have yet to plan their costumes and parties. Fortunately, the Halloween experts at Mangelsen's Direct (http://www.mangelsensdirect.com) have a wealth of tips for making Halloween planning trick-free. Mangelsen's knows a thing or two about preparing for Halloween fun. The family-owned company has supplied...

2009-10-29 08:30:00

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On average, the number of Texans hit by cars spikes 23.3% during Halloween week, according to Allstate Insurance Company. The insurer recently looked at its Texas auto insurance claims involving pedestrians over the past five years and found a dramatic jump in accidents around trick-or-treat time. Last year, Allstate says its number of claims involving pedestrians more than doubled over Halloween week compared with the rest of 2008. The...

2009-10-27 07:00:00

This Halloween - drivers, parents and children should slow down for safety WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On a night when many children spend hours in close proximity to cars as they navigate through neighborhoods gathering candy, pedestrian safety should be a top priority for both drivers and parents. On average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year. Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, and many kids will be out...

2009-10-26 08:26:00

Motor club says safe driving to and from parties will help ensure a happy Halloween ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With nearly one in three adults planning to attend or host a Halloween party this year, AAA urges partygoers to plan in advance by designating a sober driver before enjoying the festivities. "Halloween has become an increasingly popular occasion for adults to host and attend parties where alcohol is frequently served. By designating a sober driver, or by...

2009-10-22 11:23:00

DENVER, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Trick-or-Treat!" The phrase has been used for decades as wide-eyed children eagerly hold out pumpkin pails, plastic bags or pillowcases to receive candy from neighbors -- many of whom are strangers. It is a fun tradition for both children and adults, but simple and important precautions should be taken to ensure a safe Halloween experience for all. Please consider these safety tips from the American Humane Association: (Logo:...

2009-10-21 10:58:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- More trick-or-treaters will be donning "do-it-yourself" Halloween costumes this year, predicts HowStuffWorks.com, an award-winning, credible online resource that provides easy-to-understand information and explanation for thousands of topics. The site has seen a doubling of searches on the number of people looking to create their own costumes as compared to this time last year. Full of practical ways to make all kinds of spooky stuff,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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