Buzz·Posted on 22 Oct 201717 Questions Britain Has For America About HalloweenWho is Jack and why is he a lantern?by Jamie JonesBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Why do you dress up as non-spooky things? Twitter: @darrenrichman / Amazon Isn't the idea to dress as something scary? 2. And why exactly are animals such a popular costume choice? Michael Hinson / BuzzFeed Black cats I can understand, they're BFFs with witches, but why would anyone dress up as a Bernese mountain dog? 3. Do your haunted houses stay up all year, or are they a Halloween-only type deal? Flickr: 41566089@N04 / Creative Commons / Twitter: @hodgesboi15 The closest we have to haunted houses in the UK are "ghost trains", because what other country thinks, You know what would make this even more fun? If we turned it into a commute. 4. What exactly is candy corn? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Flickr: wxmom / Creative Commons / BuzzFeed They look kind of look like teeth, which is a little creepy, at least. 5. And why do you only eat it at halloween? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Adam Ellis / BuzzFeed It's not like corn can only be harvested in October. 6. Speaking of seasonal food, why are pumpkins an October-only thing? Gracie Films / 20th Television OK, so pumpkin spice has kind of bucked the trend a little, but the general pumpkin flavour definitely reaches its peak in October. 7. And why do you call them jack-o'-lanterns? Getty Images / BuzzFeed Who is Jack and why is he a lantern? 8. Also, how are you all so good at pumpkin carving? imgur.com / Twitter: @canalhousebar / BuzzFeed Seriously, do they teach you how to do it at school? 9. Are babysitters terrified on Halloween? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Compass International They should at least charge double during the month of October. 10. Why do you go so overboard on decorating your houses? Flickr: elycefeliz / Flickr: mtefft / Creative Commons Hats off to you, it's very impressive. 11. What the deal with the throwing toilet paper rolls over people's houses? Flickr: cryptozoologist / Creative Commons Such a waste of good toilet paper. 12. Or even worse, throwing eggs? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 20th Century Fox Even sadder waste of good eggs. 13. Isn't trick-or-treating at the houses of complete strangers just a little dangerous? Adam Ellis / BuzzFeed We also trick-or-treat in the UK, but generally speaking we stick to the houses of people we know. 14. Why does the celebration seemingly last ALL of October? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Getty Images / BuzzFeed So many days of horror and fright. 15. Does every street have that one place you get in the movies where all the kids are scared of? Andrea Hickey / BuzzFeed You know the place: the overly-wooden looking house with the dilapidated porch and curtains that you swear you saw move that one time. 16. And are the parties as good as they seem in TV shows and movies? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures Halloween parties in Britain involve awkwardly chatting in a circle and wearing a witch's hat while Michael Jackson's "Thriller" plays for the 67th time that night. 17. Is all of the effort worth it in the end? View this post on Maritsa Patrinos / BuzzFeed Honestly, it kind of seems like it is.