Thursday, October 02, 2008
Happy October Halloween Trivia!
Halloween Trivia: Did you know?
* Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
* The first jack-o'-lanterns were made out of turnips.
* Samhainophobia is a fear of Halloween. (Samhain is what the holiday was originally called.)
* In Ohio, Iowa, and Massachusetts, Halloween is often referred to as Beggar's Night.
* The largest Halloween celebration -- the Village Halloween Parade -- is held in Greenwich Village.
* Former First Lady Dolley Madison is said to haunt the White House Rose Garden.
* The most popular costume of 2005 was Spiderman.
* The first official city-wide Halloween celebration was held in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921.
* Americans eat about 26 pounds of candy every year ... each. That explains why my jeans don't fit.
* According to the U.S. Census, there are 108 million housing units in the U.S. That's a lot of trick-or-treating!
* The biggest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
* Americans spend $6.9 billion on Halloween each year.
Jonesing for more Halloween stuff? Check out Annies Costumes Halloween Movie Trivia Game!