10 Halloween traditions that failed to catch on

Tripping balls or treat

Bobbing for bloody hooks

Staging a “real” scavenger hunt where kids try to find a hidden starving hyena

Carving up the jack o’ live piglet

Giving kids nickels for their al Qaeda boxes

Handing out caramel grapefruits

Dressing up like a pirate of copyrighted digital works

Free X-raying of kids to see if they swallowed any good razor blades

Offering B12 injections as a healthful alternative to candy

Cutting eyeholes out of a rare medieval tapestry and going as a person wearing a rare medieval tapestry with eyeholes cut out of it