Halloween is JUST over a week away! So we have some fun facts about it to help get you in the Halloween spirit! (pun most certainly intended)
It's estimated that total Halloween spending could reach $8 billion in 2012.
That's over $79 per household.
According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it's actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
It's is actually very rare for a full moon to occur on Halloween. Although, it's predicted to occur on 10/31/2020.
It also happened in 1925, 1944, 1955, and 1974.
Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween
It was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain which celebrated the harvest.
Halloween can give you diarrhea. Seriously. Consuming too much candy with fructose and sorbitol can give you rhea.
Barmbrack used to be a traditional food eaten on Halloween.
The bread contained various objects baked into it and was used as a sort of fortune-telling game.
Contrary to popular belief, no one has put razor blades or poison in goodies for random trick-or-treaters.
The only documented cases have been pranks gone awry or parents poisoning their own children.
Many shelters don't allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween for fear that they may be tortured or sacrificed.
More candy is sold on October 28th than any other day of the year.
The top five candy selling days of the year are all in October.
Finally, your ghost costume isn't authentic unless you poop in it.
Seriously, ghosts are believed to keep the same form they had at death and a side effects of death is involuntary defecation.