Instant Index: Researchers Measure Top 3 Scariest Movies

By ABC News

Oct 31, 2013 9:55pm

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9-Year-Old Wows With Opera Singing
An unforgettable voice is taking the world by storm. Amira Willighagen from Nijmegen wowed the crowd when she sang opera on Holland’s Got Talent. The 9-year-old is self-taught and started singing out of sibling rivalry. Her brother took up violin, and she didn’t want to be outdone. Her performance has now been viewed more than 2 million times.

Researchers Measure Top 3 Scariest Movies
Which is the scariest movie of all? Researchers monitored heart rates as scary movies played, and the top three scariest movies were “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Exorcist” and “The Shining.” The No. 1 scene in “The Shining” that got those hearts racing was Jack Nicholson’s “Here’s Johnny” scene.

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Best Cities to Trick-or-Treat In
There’s a new list of the best cities for trick-or-treating. No. 1 is San Francisco, then Boston, Honolulu, San Jose and Seattle. The criteria is maximum candy with minimum danger.


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