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Spooky Stats In Maryland

Easton, Maryland.

Justin Kyle Russum was born at 6:53 PM on October 31, 1988 - Halloween. Nothing particularly spooky about that.

"What's so amazing about a Halloween baby? Consider that both the Russums [parents] were born on Hallo ween (1954 and 1963, respectively). Then consider that the physician who delivered the child - a doctor who had just come on duty a few hours earlier - was also born on October 3l."

(Jensen, Peter; "Birth of Halloween Baby Offers Some Spooky Stats," Baltimore Sun, November 4, 1988.)

From Science Frontiers #61, JAN-FEB 1989. � 1989-2000 William R. Corliss