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Friday links

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend: some DST history (including Ben Franklin’s proposal), stories and video, including my personal favorite time change story – the guy who got two DUI tickets, each at 1:08 AM, but an hour apart.

For $100,000, You Can Clone Your Dog.

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest Contenders, Part 1 and Part 2. If you want to participate, by the way, the deadline for submissions is today (October 31).

Why are girls named after their mothers not called “Junior”?

Pumpkin LandExploding Paint-filled Pumpkins with C4 and Det Cord, in slo-moMental Floss’s Halloween posts, video of guys trying on ladies’ sexy Halloween costumes

Know how many kids have been poisoned by Halloween candy? Zero. Ever.

Greatest Werewolf Art Of The Middle Ages And Renaissance and Five “Real” Sea Monsters Brought to Life by Early Naturalists.

Video from 1970: Vincent Price performing four Edgar Allen Poe stories, solo.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and are entirely Halloween related: why witches fly broomsticks, costume ideas from the 1880’s, scary makeup, pumpkin carving tricks, and the Sexy Ebola Containment Suit costume (plus resources for intelligent costumes). Also, Dave Barry’s Halloween column from 1996: Night Of The Living Chocolate.