Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

In North America, trick-or-treating began to develop as a Halloween tradition during the 1920s, but the European tradition of going house-to-house collecting food at Halloween goes back at least as far as the 16th century. In Britain and Ireland, there are many accounts of people going house-to-house in costume at Halloween, reciting verses in exchange for food, and sometimes warning of misfortune if they were not welcomed.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy to be sold in the United States.

The SNICKERS bar, Originally introduced in 1929 by Frank and Ethel Mars, was named after their family horse. The original Snickers bars were sold for a nickel and consisted primarily of chocolate, peanuts and caramel.
That is my husband's favorite candy bar.

I put this next bit of trivia on Facebook Saturday afternoon. In case you missed it...


There are many alternative names for SCARECROW, including Hodmedod, Murmet, Hay-man, Gallybagger, Tattie Bogal, Mommet, Mawkin, and Bwbach.


Silly string fans should stay far away from Hollywood on Halloween. An ordinance banning the toy, first introduced in 2004 after complaints from Hollywood Boulevard property owners, is only enforced on October 31. If you're caught with sticky hands, expect to pay a $1,000 fine.


Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

No wonder I like when the moon is overhead.


October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom.


That's all I have for now.

Have a great week!

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