Whether its ghosts, wizards, gargoyles or goblins, Halloween (All Hallows' Eve) is the one night a year these creatures are celebrated. Originating as a humble Christian event remembering the dead, including the saints (hallows), martyrs and lost relatives, things have changed pretty drastically over time. Now, Halloween exemplifies a range of activities, such as 'trick or treating', whereby many dress up to scare, creep and tantalise local residents (or ask for sweets, of course). 

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How children ‘catch’ fear

Scared of flowers? Then don’t let that fear show in front of children. Scientists have found that children can become scared of apparently harmless objects if they see adults react in a frightened way.