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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween (But Should)

1. Halloween originated in Ireland. The Celts believed that on Halloween night, ghosts of the dead would return to earth.



2. Candy corn only contains three ingredients: sugar, corn syrup and marshmallow. Yum!


3. Samhainophobia is the intense fear of Halloween.


4. Illinois produces more pumpkins than any other state. In 2011, they grew an estimated 427 million pounds of pumpkins.


5. If you see a spider on Halloween, it is said to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you.


6. 2020 is the next time there will be a full moon on Halloween. It will be the first time since 1973.


7. Black cats are believed to protect witches’ powers from negative forces.

8. Boston holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once. The exact number was 30,128.


9. According to myth, if you want to see a witch on Halloween, put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards.


10. Leonardo DiCaprio was offered the role of Max Dennison in “Hocus Pocus.”


11. Halloween’s traditional color hold symbolic meaning. Orange represents the fall harvest and black represents darkness.


12. The best selling candy for Halloween is Snickers.

13. There are numerous U.S. cities with Halloween-themed names. These include: “Frankenstein, Missouri”, “Scary, West Virginia”, “Spook City, Colorado” and “Witch Hazel, Oregon.”

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