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Halloween Facts That’ll Blow Your Mind

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Halloween is on it’s way. Yes, it most spookiest day of the year is coming to give you cold sweats. When it comes to Halloween traditions, countries around the world have their own weird ways of celebrating this day. And trust us, few of them are downright outlandish.

 

 

So get yourselves ready to be chilled to your very core with these terrifying Halloween facts.

 

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1. A horribly creepy Halloween celebration is observed in the village of Hinton St George in Somerset . It is called the ‘Punkie Night’

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It is a completely unsettling way of celebration. A band of rapacity youngsters is generally led by a Punkie King and Punkie Queen. Wondering what this group do? They sing a song, yes a song

And the song goes like this:

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It’s Punkie Night tonight

It’s Punkie Night tonight

Adam and Eve would not believe

It’s Punkie Night tonight

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Mind hearing it?

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Carl Turney and Brian Campbell from the band Clinic performed this once. Watch it out here!

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2. Carving Jack O’Lanterns Has A Dark, Dark Origin

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As the story had it, Jack O’Lantern wandered the world, looking for food to sate his hunger, and jumping down the throat to abrade someone into killing him, giving him the death he can never have. Because of this reason the Irish used to carved spooky faces into turnips, beets and potatoes to frighten away Stingy Jack or any other wrathful spirits meandering the land.

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3. Chances are, if your trick-or-treat sweets have been poisoned, a family member did it

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Trick or treat

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You must have heard about the mean old crone or crazed madman in the doddering shack gliding poison or formidable items into the cakes and candy for the unskeptical  seraph who knock on their door on Halloween. They are all famosed urban myths.

In reality, almost every case of Halloween candy tampering has been performed by a family member.

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4. If you bite into a Halloween cake and hit a thimble, you’ll be unlucky in love

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In the colonial America, a tradition for baking the Halloween cake had been evolved long ago. The Halloween cake bakers used to hide several things in the cake. This was done as a trick to predict the future. A thimble was considered as a symbol of bad luck for the ladies and the gentlemen.

 

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5. Halloween Isn’t The Original Name For The Holiday – Neither Is Samhain

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Snap Apple Night

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This must have come as an utter surprise. Right?

The festival, or several  versions of the same celebration has been called All Hallow’s Eve, Lamswool, Witches Night, Samhain, Summer’s End and of course, the best name… Snap-Apple Night.

May be soon the official name for the festival will be Snap-Apple Night ;0

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6. Halloween Has A Very Evil Real World Consequence

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Sadly, the celebrations associated with Halloween and the truth that numerous children are meandering the world carefree and unaided has some dreary implications and consequences on the people of the world and especially young ones.

 

It has been well observed that the incidents of children being hit by a car are double the rate on the night of the Halloween as compared to other nights of the year. As a result there is an unbelievable high child mortality rate on Halloween than on any other time of the year.

 

It’s a dark fact associated to this dark festival. Be safe out there. The night is dreaded and full of horror.

 

7. According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it’s actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

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So please do not hurt on such a day!

 

8. Moustapha Akkad, who financed the first 8 Halloween films, was killed by a suicide bomber in Jordan.

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Don’t forget to share this one with your friends on Halloween to make it even spookier!

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9. It is believed in a tradition that a person will see a witch at midnight if it wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween!

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Witch

 

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10. Harry Houdini died on Halloween night!

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One of the most famous and mysterious magicians, Harry Houdini died in 1926 on Halloween night after suffering from an appendicitis.

The appendicitis was a result of  three stomach punches. People are of the belief that this was one of the most mysterious deaths.

 

Know some more spookier facts? Add them below in the comments section!