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Skeletons dancing, the featured image for the poem "Ghosts," by Robert Temperley
A black cat halfway out a window in a brick building, the featured image for the article "The Science of Superstition"
High-interest articles
a red heart with black veins and arteries, the featured image for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"
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The Joker gazing at the camera, from the Warner Bros movie, the featured image for the video "What's Behind Our Fear of Clowns?"
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