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The tradition of carving jack-o’-lanterns originated in Ireland, but they used turnips and beets instead of pumpkins!
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There are 25 colors of M&M’s, the most popular candy sold in the U.S.
If you see a spider on Halloween night, it is thought to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
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Last year, shoppers bought a whopping 90 million pounds of candy during Halloween week.
It takes an average of 252 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
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Fess up, ‘rents. Nearly 90% of you sneak a Snickers from your kid’s Halloween haul.
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San Francisco is the number 1 U.S. city for trick-or-treating.
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According to the National Confectioner’s Association, more than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That’s 9 billion kernels!
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Pumpkins are known for their orange hue, but did you know the gourd can be found in many different colors? It’s not uncommon to see white, red, green, yellow and even blue pumpkins!
A study from the National Retail Federation shows Americans spent over $300 million on pet costumes last year! Wow!
If you find yourself with an excess of leftover candy, try one of these fun (and resourceful!) recipes for a new and different sweet treat!