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Halloween Fun Facts

October 28, 2017

A full moon on Halloween is very rare and won't happen again until 2020.

 

Halloween is the second-most commercial American holiday of the year.The candy industry in America rakes in an average of $2 billion annually thanks to Halloween (that's 90 million pounds of chocolate).  Americans spend an estimated $6 billion on Halloween annually, including candy, costumes, and decorations.  (The most commercial holiday is Christmas)

 

It’s not a secret that Candy corn is one of America’s all-time favorite Halloween candies.  About 20 million pounds of Candy corn will be sold this Halloween!

 

Candy Corn was originally known as "chicken feed."  Invented by George Renninger, a candy maker at the Wunderle Candy Company of Philadelphia in the 1880s, Candy Corn was originally called "butter cream candies" and "chicken feed" since back then, corn was commonly used as food for livestock (they even had a rooster on the candy boxes).

 

Halloween and the candy industry supposedly influenced Daylight Savings Time.

Candy makers supposedly lobbied to extend daylight savings time into the beginning of November to get an extra hour of daylight so children could collect even more candy (thus forcing people to purchase more candy to meet the demand).

 

There's a $1,000 fine for using or selling Silly String in Hollywood on Halloween.

The prank product has been banned in Hollywood since 2004 after thousands of bored people would buy it on the streets of Hollywood from illegal vendors and "vandalize" the streets. The city ordinance calls for a maximum $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail for "use, possession, sale or distribution of Silly String in Hollywood from 12:01 AM on October 31 to 12:00 PM on November 1."

 

Some cool places around the U.S. that you might want to consider spending your Halloween in!

 

Transylvania County, NC (pop. 30, 187)

Tombstone, AZ (pop. 1,566)

Pumpkin Center, NC (pop. 2,228)

Pumpkin Bend, AR (pop. 307)

Cape Fear, NC (pop. 15, 711)

Skull Creek, NE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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