Strange Halloween Fun Facts!

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  1. The first Jack-O’Lanterns were actually carved from turnips.
  2. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  3. Halloween is the second highest grossing holiday after Christmas.
  4. The largest pumpkin every grown weighed 2,032 pound.
  5. Anoka, Minnesota and Salem, Massachusetts are the self proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world.
  6. Keene, New Hampshire holds the record for the most jack-o’-lanterns displayed at once. This was achieved on October 19th, 2013 with 30,581 jack-o’-lanterns.
  7. According to tradition, if you wear your clothes inside out and then walk backwards on Halloween, you will see a witch at midnight.
  8. Scarecrows symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday, making them a popular Halloween ornament.
  9. Most Children prefer to receive chocolate treats rather than non-chocolate treats on Halloween.
  10. The word witch comes from the old English wicce, meaning “wise woman”.
  11. Halloween’s origins come from a Celtic festival for the dead called “Samhain”.
  12.  It is illegal to dress like a priest in Alabama on Halloween.
  13. It is a $1,000 to use silly sting in Hollywood, California on Halloween.
  14. October 30th is national candy corn day!
  15. Unlike the United Sates white cats are thought to bring bad luck in the UK, while black cats bring good luck.
  16. American purchase 600million pounds of candy each year for Halloween.
  17. Vampire bats are real! They live in central and south America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses, and birds.
  18. Some animal shelters will not allow the adoption of black cats so close to Halloween with the fear that they will be sacrificed.
  19. Candy corn has been made with the same recipe since 1990.This is made by the Jelly Bean Candy Company and consists of Marshmallow, Sugar and corn syrup.
  20. The leading best seller in candy is Snickers, Reece’s, Kit Kat and M&M’S.

 

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