Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Trivia

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Halloween is coming....here is some fun trivia to get you excited as the big night approaches!

-Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States. (wow!)

-Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

-In 16th Century France it was believed that several noble families had become Lycanthropes, or Werewolves. After several wolf attacks had occurred on their land, a servant went to the local Bishop and confessed that he'd seen his employers turn into wild dogs. After being captured and tried, the accused "werewolves" were executed with silver rosary beads fired from a musket. This is where the modern myth of the werewolf comes from. 


-Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!

-The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

-Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers. 

-Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.

-The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal it's size, with a life span averaging 32 years.

- Growing big pumpkins is a big time hobby. Top prize money for the biggest giant pumpkin is as much as $25,000 dollars at fall festivals. 
 
-Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first. People spend as much as over $2.5 billion during Halloween on candies, costumes, decorations and parties

Hope this was fun! And if you are still looking for decorations, check out these Halloween decorations and gifts

1 comment:

AnaVar said...

Those candles are awesome! Thanks for the link! AnaV.