The Sinister Darkness Factor Trait, Why Pluto’s Definition Matters, and World Record Pumpkins

Learn about a personality trait called the D Factor that might be behind all the evil in the world; why the Pluto planet debate just won’t go away; and how much time it takes to grow giant, prize-worthy pumpkins.

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