Halloween 2018 Fun Facts!

Alex Gaines and Camille Mergenthaler

In honor of Halloween 2018, here are some interesting and weird fun facts from Halloween Factretriever.com

  • On average, it takes 364 licks to get to the bottom of a Tootsie Toll lollipop.
  • The word “Pez” comes from the German word...“PfeffErminZ.”  Yup. You read that right.
  • Originally you had to do a dance before you got your candy when you went trick or treating.
  • Halloween is more Irish than Saint Patrick’s day!!
  • The first jack-o-lantern was actually a turnip
  • People buy more than 20 MILLION pounds of candy corn each Halloween.
  • There are around 41 people trick or treating this year.
  • In a few American towns, Halloween was originally referred to as “Cabbage Night.
  • Studies show that Halloween makes kids more evil
  • If Brachś (the company that makes candy corn) laid out the amount of candy they sell each year, and wrap it around the Earth, it would go around 4.25 times
  • “Fortnite” characters are the most popular costume this year, with Spiderman coming in 2nd. Here is the full list.
  • The largest pumpkin was 836 lbs and broke the world record in 1993!
  • Bubble gum is pink because it was the only food dye on hand when it was invented
  • Jelly Belly served up more than 3 tons of beans during Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inauguration.
  • A full moon on Halloween is very rare, but there is going to be one in the year 2020. SO BE PREPARED!!!!! 🙂

Now, for your enjoyment, here is a stupid Halloween joke:

What do you get when you mix pandas with a ghost?