Fact 1 - Halloween or Hallowe'en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, cabbage night, summers end, witches night, Lamswool, and Samhain
Fact 2 - Candy corn was originally called chicken feed
Fact 3 - Jack O'Lanterns originated from turnips
Fact 4 - Harry Houdini died halloween night
Fact 5 - Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O Lanterns lit at once (30,128)
Fact 6 - 90% of parents steal from their child’s candy collection.
Fact 7-Trick or treating in the US became popular in the 1930’s
Fact 8- Pumpkins were believed to originate in north america
Fact 9- Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween
Fact 10-Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday
Fact 11-More than twice the amount of chocolate is sold for Halloween than for valentines day
Fact 12-Dressing up on Halloween was believed to be a way to hide from dark creatures
Fact 13-Only 6 states produce a majority of the holiday's pumpkins.
Fact 14-Hocus Pocus almost had a different name, Haunted house
Fact 15-Silly string is banned in hollywood on October 31
Fact 16-Halloween is the second largest consumer Holiday
Fact 17-Due to safety concerns, trunk-or-treating was introduced in 2000 as an alternative to hitting the pavement for candy on Halloween night
Fact 18-Illinois has banned kids over 12 from trick or treating
Fact 19-Many shelters refuse to adopt these cats in the lead-up to Halloween, as they're worried the animals will be used in some sort of sacrifice
Fact 20-Some of the most popular Halloween costumes for kids in 2017 included action and superheroes, batman, princesses, and animals
Fact 21-The word witch comes from the old english word wicce, meaning wise women
Fact 22-The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin
Fact 23-Scarecrows, a popular Halloween fixture, symbolize the ancient agricultural roots of the holiday.
Fact 24-There really are so-called vampire bats, but they're not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
Fact 25- According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it's actually the spirit of a loved one watching you
Fact 26-October 30th is National Candy Corn Day.
Fact 27-Halloween was believed to have started in Ireland
Fact 28-Salem, Massachusetts is the witchcraft capital of the world
Fact 29-In Alabama, it's illegal to dress up as a priest or other religious clergy member for Halloween.
Fact 30- October 30th is national candy corn day
Fact 31-Some examples of celebrities who were born on Halloween are, John Candy, Dermot Mulroney, Willow Smith, Vanilla Ice, and Christina Aguilar, Rob Schneider, Nolan North, Piper Perabo, and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.
Fact 32-Black cats get a bad rep Halloween because they were once believed to be a witch's subordinates who protected their master's dark powers.
Fact 33-The Haunted Cave in Lewisburg, Ohio. It measures 3,564 feet long, and Guinness World Records named it the world’s longest haunted house in 2010 (until it was beaten by a haunted house in Japan in 2011). Even spookier: It is located 80 feet below ground in an abandoned mine.
Fact 34-Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
Fact 35-There really are so-called vampire bats, but they're not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
Fact 36-The M&M in M&M's stands for Mars and Murrie.
Fact 37-Casper the friendly ghost first appeared in a series titled "Noveltoons" in 1946.
Fact 38-Early in the growing popularity of Halloween you would have to dance for candy
Fact 39-The colors used for Halloween are not so strange…..orange represents the harvest and black represents the death of summer.
Fact 40-Legend has it, Jack O’Lanterns get their name from an old Irish story of a man named Jack who liked to trick the devil and because of his tricky ways, was barred from entering both heaven and hell, instead, he was forced to wander the earth, where he used his lanterns to wave people away from their intended paths.
Story by Adelina Crosson