Things You Might Not Know About Halloween
So, you think you know everything you need to know about Halloween. We did some research and we bet you really don't.
We all know about the candy and the costumes and the trick or treating. We're aware of the ghosts and witches and black cats. But here are some things you might not know about Halloween.
Candy Corn was not always candy corn. You might hate it or you might love it, but one thing is for sure. Candy corn was not always candy corn. According to USA Today, it was originally called Chicken Feed.
It's Pretty Old. We don't ask anyone's age, but we have uncovered the age of Halloween, and the number is a big one. According to Good Housekeeping it's about 2000 years old.
The First Jack-O-Lantern was not even a pumpkin. What? According to Fact Retriever, the first ones were made from turnips. That just doesn't seem right, but it's true.
Second Biggest Consumer Holiday. We all spend about $9 billion on Halloween, making it the second biggest consumer holiday, only ranking behind Christmas, according to Good Housekeeping.
That's a Big Pumpkin. Once the holiday got around to using pumpkins, it became synonymous with Halloween. The biggest pumpkin ever grown weighed in at 2624.2 lbs, according to Guinness. It was grown in Belgium.
Just think all these years you thought you knew everything about Halloween only to wake up this morning and have your life changed with these facts. Now go and impress all your friends with this new found information!