Shakespeare sets the scene for Halloween best with this snippet of MacBeth,
“Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake.
Eye of newt, and toe of frog/ Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting/ Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble/ Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.”
I mean can’t you just see the the witches, the cauldron, the boiling brew? Oh Man, we can, and we are so excited for the #20daysandcounting to Halloween!
Test your hallowe’en wits with these trivia questions
Like, how many pounds of Candy Corn are produced each year?
The answer: More than 35 million pounds each year!
DJ from our Prince George halloween store wanted to let you know that the first Jack-O-Lanterns were actually made from turnips! Intrigued? Check out this ‘Ghost Turnip’ from the National Museum of Ireland!
Our Kelowna Halloween store crew asks, “What is a group of witches called?”
They answered: A Coven!
Our Halloween Clearance Centre in Brampton wonders, “What is the fear of Halloween called?”
The answer: Samhainophobia
Our Prince Albert Halloween store wants to know if you knew the most popular kids costume is a princess, at 3.8 million followed closely by a super-hero, at 2.5 million. Star Wars is the 2nd runner up with 1.9 million with its own category caption as reported by the National Retail Federation.
Our Lethbridge Halloween Store is happy that Halloween, (and well, society) has evolved from the 1700’s when the holiday used to be about finding a husband! Ladies who lived during the 1700s and 1800s followed Halloween traditions that would “help” them find a romantic match. Women would throw apple peels over their shoulder hoping to see their future husband’s initials, competitively bob for apples at parties because the winner would be the first to get married, and stand in a dark room with a candle in front of a mirror to look for their future husband’s face.
Do you know, what country holds the record for the world’s heaviest pumpkin?
Germany, the heaviest pumpkin weighs 1,190.49 kg (2,624.6 lb), was grown by Mathias Willemijns (Belgium) and authenticated by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on 9 October 2016.
Competition is fierce in the world of car-sized pumpkins, with the record for the biggest having changed hands five times in as many years.