13 Facts About Halloween That You Can't Unlearn. #12 That Is Just Wrong
by N/A, 9 years ago | 2 min read| 1386
Where did this bizzare tradition come from?
1. Halloween is a mixture of Christian and pagan traditions.
2. Alabama has banned people from dressing up or impersonating a priest, rabbi, or nun on Halloween.
3. Jack-o'-lanterns were originally carved from turnips.
4. Jack-o'-lanterns come from the myth of "Stingy Jack."
As legend has it, the Devil couldn't stand Stingy Jack's tricks and wouldn't let him into hell. He had to roam Earth with a lump of coal inside a turnip to light his way.
5. Trick or treating started as far back as the 19th century in Scotland.
6. In Hollywood, you aren't allowed to use silly string on Halloween.
If you do, you'll get a fine of $1,000.
7. Halloween is associated with Barmbrack in Ireland. It's a bread baked with raisins and objects such as coins and sticks that are supposed to tell the future.
8. No child has ever died from Halloween candy given by a stranger.
However, a father did try to kill his children with poisoned Halloween candy to collect life insurance.
9. In Mexico, "trick-or-treat" is "Me da mi calaverita?"
The phrase means, "Can you give me my little skull?" This refers to a small skull made of sugar.
10. $2 billion is spent on Halloween candy every year in the United States.
11. Candy corn was originally called "chicken feed."
Sounds appetizing, right?
12. Thrills gum is a popular treat in Canada. Their motto: "It still tastes like soap."
Another appetizing option!
13. Vanilla Ice was born on Halloween.
Do not show me this again