26 days until Halloween: Trick-r-Treat tidbits!

Good evening, fiends!

Today, we are going to celebrate the greatest holiday of the year with some random facts, quotes and overall fun stuff about Halloween.  Much like that perfect sack of Halloween candy, you never know what you’re gonna get!


“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it?  For some of us.” – Tim Burton

The next full moon on Halloween will occur in 2020!

99% of all pumpkins sold throughout the entire year end up being used for jack-o-lanterns!

Many believe that finding a spider on Halloween is actually good luck, as it is thought that the spider is a representation of your reincarnated friends! 

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Vanilla Ice was born on October 31.

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… so was director Peter Jackson, actor Rob Schneider, college football coach Nick Saban and the late, great actor John Candy.

The awesome residents of Highwood, Illinois hold the Guinness Record for most Jack-o-Lanterns lit simultaneously, with 30,919 pumpkins glowing in 2011!

Most of the cast of John Carpenter’s 1978 smash hit Halloween provided their own wardrobe.  The movie may have earned millions, but it was done on an incredibly small budget!

 

The largest Halloween parade in the U.S. resides in New York City.  The Village Halloween parade typically includes over 50,000 participants and draws over 2 million spectators!

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Harry Houdini passed away on October 31, 1926 of peritonitis – basically a ruptured appendix.

“Death has come to your little town, sheriff.”

– Dr. Samuel Loomis, Halloween (1978)

In the 2007 cult classic Trick ‘r Treat, just about all of the Jack-o-Lanterns were made of foam or ceramic – and there were a lot of pumpkins in the film!

A medieval myth is that Satan turned himself into a black cat when mingling with witches, hence the black cat superstition!  Although, in Ireland and England, among other places, a black cat crossing your path is considered GOOD luck!

An estimated 36 million kids under the age of 13 will be out trick-or-treating this year.  I wonder how many people between 13 and 30 will be out, too!?

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“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” 

– Vincent Price

 

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