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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.

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