15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Halloween from buzzfeed.com
The first jack-o'-lanterns were actually made from turnips.
Thousands of people suffer from Samhainophobia which is an irrational fear of Halloween.
Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of Candy Corn each year.
The number one candy of choice is Snickers.
Followed by Reese's, Kit-Kat's and M&M's.
It's estimated that total Halloween spending could reach $8 billion in 2012.
In Alabama it's illegal to dress-up as a priest.
According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it's actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
October 30th is National Candy Corn Day.
Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
Willow Smith, Dan Rather, and Vanilla Ice were all born on October 31st.
In the UK white cats are thought to bring bad luck, not like black cats in the US.
Have leftover candy? Save it! Hard candy lasts for a year, while chocolate can last up to two.
More candy is sold on October 28th than any other day of the year