Halloween is a celebration of reckless indulgence, honoring the dead by living really hard for one night.
And while that sounds completely awesome, don't be fooled: It's just one big live-action role-playing game for nerds that the rest of us were tricked into playing.
Well, bad news, Cracked.com has found some shocking facts about the holiday that may spoil it -- especially if you never wondered if ghosts have skid marks on their clothes.
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