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HALLOWEEN TRIVIA II

11) What Michael Jackson song was adapted by American Werewolf In London director John Landis into a highly successful Halloween-themed music video?


"Thriller" was adapted by John Landis into a highly successful music video. In the video's most iconic scene, Jackson leads other actors costumed as zombies in a choreographed dance routine.

12) What product is banned in Hollywood on Halloween?


Silly string fans should stay far away from Hollywood on Halloween. An ordinance banning the toy, first introduced in 2004 after complaints from Hollywood Boulevard property owners, is only enforced on October 31. If you're caught with sticky hands, expect to pay a $1,000 fine.

13) What movie convinced people to get rid of their Ouija boards?


During World War I, almost every household in the U.S. had a Ouija board. In 1922, Ouija board sales even outsold Monopoly. But The Exorcist stopped the Ouija fad dead in its tracks. After watching the movie, many people destroyed their Ouija boards in fear.

14) How many colors of M&Ms are there in a normal bag?


There are six colors in a normal bag: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown.

15) What ghost did British Prime Minister Winston Churchill reportedly see in the White House?


A well-known ghost story was reported by Churchill, who was a guest at the White House. After a long bath, and naked except for a cigar, he walked into the adjoining bedroom -- and there was Abraham Lincoln at the fireplace. Churchill said, "Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at a disadvantage." He reported that Lincoln smiled softly and then disappeared.

16) What was the most popular Halloween candy in 2004?


According to the Extreme Chocolate annual Halloween candy survey, Candy Corn was the most popular Halloween candy in 2004. In previous years, Snickers had held the #1 spot.

17) What was the most popular Halloween costume in 2004?


According to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the most popular Halloween costume in 2004 was Spiderman, with 2.15 million children dressing as their favorite superhero. Other popular costumes included princesses (1.8 million children), witches (1.3 million) and vampires (899,000).

18) How much does the world's biggest pumpkin weigh?


The world record for heaviest pumpkin is currently held by a gigantic gourd weighing a whopping 2,096 pounds--as much as a small car! Beni Meier, the Swiss gardener who grew the massive fruit, had to use a special vehicle to transport it. The world record was previously held by California couple Tim and Susan Mathison.

19) How many pounds of candy did the average American consume in 2002?


The average American consumed 24 pounds of candy in 2002! It is believed that the largest portion is consumed by kids on and during the days immediately following Halloween.

20) How many "witches" were burned at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials?


None of the "witches" put to death in the Salem Witch trials were burned at the stake. All those executed were hanged but one, Giles Cory, who was pressed to death. Several others died in prison, including Sarah Osborne, Roger Toothaker, Lyndia Dustin, and Ann Foster.

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