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13 Facts You Didn't Know About Halloween

Prepare to be treated to some sweet facts.

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1. Jack-o'-lanterns used to be made out of turnips, beets and potatoes -- not pumpkins.

2. Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

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3. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

4. Kids eat 3500-7000 calories from Halloween candy each year!

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5. Statistically, the biggest danger on Halloween is alcohol poisoning.

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6. A full moon on Halloween is extremely rare; the next one is in 2020.

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

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8. Candy Corn was originally known as "chicken feed".

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9. October 28th is the highest day of the year in candy sales.

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10. According to superstition, if you see a spider on Halloween it's the spirit of a loved one watching over you

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11. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

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12. The famous magician Harry Houdini (1874-1926) died on Halloween night.

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13. Americans spent over $300 million on pet costumes last year.

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