Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Fun Halloween Trivia

Did you know...
Black cats were once believed to be witch's assistants who protected their powers.
Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange represents the fall harvest, and black is associated with darkness and death.

What's with the door-to-door begging for candy?
Have you ever wondered how trick-or-treating began? On All Hallows' Eve, the Celts would leave food on their doorsteps to keep the hungry ghosts from entering their homes.

Why do we don masks and silly costumes for Halloween?
Believing that spirits and ghosts roamed the land on All Hallows' Eve, the ancients Celts wore costumes and masks to avoid detection by these ghosts.

Corny Candy Facts
Each year 2 billion dollars is spent on Halloween candy. Now that's a lot of candy -- and cavities!
More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces -- enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end.
What's the most popular Halloween candy? Snickers tops the list for trick-or-treaters.
Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
Did you know that chocolate is better for your child's teeth than hard candy? Chocolate rinses more easily from the mouth by saliva, leaving it in contact with teeth for a shorter time. Chocolate also contains tannins, which inhibit the action of cavity-causing bacteria. Finally, a good excuse to indulge!

2 comments, add yours here:

Barb said...

Cool facts!

I like your blog description at the top.. so true.

Tisha said...

Thanks! I ran across that somewhere and thought that would be the perfect thing to put at the top of my blog. : )