Have you ever wondered about the myths and truths of Halloween?

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@icyorchid (2566)
October 31, 2008 8:30am CST
Top 5 Halloween Myths Debunked The annual Halloween ritual of candy, scary home-made costumes and trick-or-treating hearkens back to childhood innocence. But while it's all harmless fun, Halloween is also a playground for myths and urban legends ranging from simple false beliefs to serious issues around children's safety. There are also some odd economic realities behind the curtains that are relevant during the nation's current financial crisis. So in the darkness of this strange holiday, here are five things you should know: 1. Pure logic concludes that real-life vampires are impossible. The percentage of Americans who believe in present-day vampires is at a dangerously high level, says University of Central Florida physicist Costas Efthimiou, who debunks pseudoscientific ideas in attempts to enhance public literacy. Read the rest of the myths: http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20081031/sc_livescience/top5halloweenmythsdebunked