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PostSubject: I party Fun Facts   Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:29 am

Once Upon A Time...
Halloween was born. The first Halloween celebration in America took place in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921.

Some Fun Facts to Throw Around at the Next Halloween Party...
Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, Ohio has the record for the fastest pumpkin carver at 37 seconds

More than 93% of children, under the age of 12, will go out trick-or-treating

About 50% of adults dress up for Halloween, while 67% take part in the activities, such as parties, decorating the house and trick-or-treating with their children

86% of Americans decorate their house for Halloween

Money talks!
Halloween candy sales average about $2 billion annually in the United States. It is the largest candy-purchasing holiday, bigger than Christmas, Easter and Valentine's Day!

The first Halloween card was made in the early 1920's. These days, over 28 million Halloween cards are sent each year. U.S. consumers spend about $50 million on Halloween greetings

Over $1.5 billion is spent on costumes each year and more than $2.5 billion on other Halloween paraphernalia

Yet another reason you should be glad you weren't born a pumpkin!
About 99% of pumpkins that are marketed domestically are turned into jack-o-lanterns

Get your paws off of my candy!
90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids' Halloween trick-or-treat bags

Proof that some pet owners should seek therapy!
Over 10% of pet owners dress their pets in Halloween costumes

Weighing in with a couple of final facts...
The biggest pumpkin in the world tipped the scales at a whopping 1,446 pounds. This gigantic gourd was weighed in October 2004 at a pumpkin festival in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces - enough to circle the moon nearly 4 times if laid end-to-end.

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