On Halloween Parents Sent Their Kids Out Looking Like Me

Jack-o-lantern

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What did a Jack-o-lantern say to the pumpkin?

Cut it out!

Interesting Fact: It is believed that the custom of making jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween, from turnips or pumpkins, began in Ireland.[5][6][7] In the 19th century, “turnips or mangel wurzels, hollowed out to act as lanterns and often carved with grotesque faces”, were used at Halloween in parts of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands.[8] In these Celtic-speaking regions, Halloween was also the festival of Samhain and was seen as a time when supernatural beings (the Aos Sí) and the souls of the dead roamed the earth. The belief that the souls of the dead roamed the earth at Halloween was found in other places, as well. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack-o%27-lantern#Origin )

Things Are Getting Spooky

spooky candle

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What is the only time a man thinks about a candlelight dinner?
When the power goes off.
Interesting Fact: The earliest surviving candles originated in China around 200 BC, and were made from whale fat. European candles of antiquity were made from various forms of natural fat, tallow, and wax. In Ancient Rome, candles were made of tallow due to the prohibitive cost of beeswax.[5] It is possible that they also existed in Ancient Greece, but imprecise terminology makes it difficult to determine. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle#History )

I Wonder At Midnight What Will The Pumpkin Turn Into !

Pumpkin

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It’s always fun to find and pick a perfect pumpkin for this season. But it’s not fun if someone steals your pumpkin as you are taking a photo of it. 🙂

Interesting Fact: The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word ‘pepon’, meaning ‘large melon’. ( http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/food/pumpkins.html )