Thursday, October 14, 2010

random facts: halloween edition

My head is full of useless trivia and facts, well sometimes it's useful, but not that often. I have this weird knack for remembering completely random facts, but not peoples names or appointment times or anything important like that.

I've compiled my list of favorite Halloween random facts for your reading pleasure.

Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween

The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.

According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.

Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween- apparently some people take the pranks too far and scar their siblings for life.

My favorite Halloween movies

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Edward Scissorhands


  1. Nightmare before Christmas is very popular at my house, but I liked Edward Scissorhands better, myself.


  2. I love Edward Scissorhands. I fell in love with Johnny Depp in that one. I wish we could all sit around and watch it together. With lots of peanut M&Ms and some of your candy. I would bring the pumpkin cheesecake. And Coke Zero.

  3. Have you seen The Corpse Bride? I really enjoyed that one too! :)