Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Halloween


Here are some facts that i robbed from the BBC:

Fact One:
About 99% of pumpkins marketed domestically are used as Jack O'Lanterns at Halloween.
Fact Two:
In the United States, 86% of Americans decorate their homes for Halloween.
Fact Three:
Legendary magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix on Halloween in 1926.
Fact Four:
Spalding claims to be the pumpkin capital of Britain, because it's the home of the country's biggest producer. David Bowman grows two million a year!
Fact Five:
Did you know - there are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange? Hard to believe for such an important colour?
Fact Six:
It is believed that the Irish began the tradition of Trick or Treating. In preparation for All Hallow's Eve, Irish townsfolk would visit neighbours and ask for contributions of food for a feast in the town.
Fact Seven:
The record for the fastest pumpkin carver in the world is Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, Ohio. He carved a pumpkin in just 37 seconds!
Fact Eight:
Vampires think Halloween is tacky and don't bother going out that night.
Fact Nine:
The original Halloween film directed by John Carpenter in 1978 cost just $320,000 to make. It ended up making over $50m worldwide.
Fact Ten:
People have believed for centuries that light keeps away ghosts and ghouls. Making a pumpkin lantern with a candle inside may keep you safe from all the spooky spirits flying around on Halloween.

And a picture of Chabal, because he's a bit scary too.

actually gruff is a word i'd use.


Aoife said...

Chabal!! lol!! Oh Caity!

RapturePonies said...

i feel like we have some kind of connection.


Le Catch said...

This Chabal craze is going to have to end!

you coming tonight? more importantly are you coming on Sat for the Pikey Wake?

RapturePonies said...

look ye gypsies, nothing wrong with him. He's just a bit different!!

i don't think i'll make it tonight i'm afraid catchy my dear....but ill pop in on going to bloc party first though...what's teh plan anywho, happy halloween!