This morning on The Riley & Scot Show, we ran down some little known facts about today, Halloween.

The facts I remember from my childhood (and that of my own kids) are as follows:

  • (Insert superhero here) does NOT wear a coat! (although I had to)
  • Those orange and brown wrapped "peanut butter" things are disgusting
  • People with a lot of cats should not, repeat, should not give out popcorn balls. They get very hairy.


Other facts of note (from


  • Chocolate makes up about three-quarters of a trick-or-treater’s plunder, according to the National Confectioners Association.
  • Both Salem, Mass., and Anoka, Minn., are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world.
  • Grower John Hawkley grew the biggest gourd at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Hawkley won with a 2,058 lb. pumpkin and set a new North American record.


And, if you're still craving more info, let's hear from Mentalfloss:



Happy Halloween!



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