Happy Halloween! Let’s celebrate with fun, random facts (and too many sweets!) Ever wonder why black kitties get a bad rap? Or why we ever started dressing up in the first place? Find out more strange and scary things about Halloween here:
1. The world’s fastest time to carve a face into a pumpkin is 20.1 seconds by David Finkle. Seen above is one of his many famous face carvings.
2. Why do black cats get a bad rap on Halloween? They were once believed to be the protector’s of witches’ evil powers! Poor kitties.
3. Famous magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926.
4. Halloween is the third biggest party day of the year! It takes third place to Superbowl Sunday and Near Year’s Eve.
6. The tradition of wearing masks on Halloween originated from Welsh and Celtic beliefs that the dead visit the living on the night of October 31st. The masks were intended to keep the dead from identifying the living. Spooky!
7. People love Halloween candy. In fact, we spend 2 billion dollars on the sweet treats annually
8. The first jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips!
9. About 50% of the U.S. population believes in ghosts. Do you?
10. The five most popular adult costumes this year were: the classic witch, vampire, pirate, zombie, and vixen.
Do you have any fun Halloween facts? Let us know!