First Lady Michelle Obama and local area school children attempted to break the Guinness World Record title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period, at the White House in Washington on October 11, 2011.
Combine ghosts, ghouls, outlandish costumes and candy-induced stomachaches, and you have one of the best holidays ever conceived. If you're on the fence about Halloween's greatness, just take a look at these photos for that push over to the haunted side.
Which films have landed at the top of the world's Netflix queues? Forget big, high-octane action flicks, the lion's share of the top 10 are Oscar-nominated films that strike at the heart and brain, not merely at the eyes.
Leonardo Urena of Napa, took first place with his 1704 pound pumpkin at the 38th annual Pumpkin Weigh-off in Half Moon Bay, California on October 10, 2011. The gigantic gourd set a state record and won the competition.
The 49ers and Bills continued their surprising dominance this year, dominating the Bucs and Eagles respectively, while Belichick showed once again why he's widely regarded as the best coach in all of football.
Apple announced the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs on October 5, 2011. He was 56. Jobs was the founder and former CEO of Apple that transformed personal computer technology and invented devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
After spending four years in an Italian prison Knox arrived in the United States after departing Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport. Knox's life turned around dramatically Monday when an Italian appeals court threw out her conviction in the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to the west coast, with protesters marching in solidarity with those in New York City by meeting at the Los Angeles City Hall and then marching through the financial district.
The Rangers are trying to repeat their World Series status as they tackle the Tigers, while the Brewers are trying to overcome the Cardinals, who stunned the world by knocking the Phillies out of the running.
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