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HALLOWEEN TRIVIA V

41) What percent of adults celebrate Halloween?


According to a National Retail Federation poll 68.5% of adults celebrate Halloween.

42) What candy was originally called "chicken feed"?


The Goelitz Confectionery Company began production of candy corn at the turn of the century and called the product "Chicken Feed".

43) What monster is pictured on the flag of Sicily?


The flag of Sicily depicts the head of Medusa (a gorgon with a head of snakes), surrounded by three bent running legs, and three stalks of wheat.

44) What Halloween song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett topped the Billboard charts in 1962?


"Monster Mash" was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 1962 and has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.

45) What kind of candy wants you to "Taste the Rainbow"?


Skittles "Taste the rainbow" campaign is one of the longest running advertising campaigns in history.

46) Which ailment did people believe could be cured by pumpkins?


Years ago, people believed that pumpkins could cure freckles and snakebites.

47) What society did Dr. Donald A. Reed found in 1962?


He founded the Count Dracula Society. To this day, there are vampire clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires.

48) Who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?


Written while Washington Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820.

49) What monster is said to prey on children and women in labor?


The Penanggalan is a ghost of Southeast Asian folk mythology. A variation of the vampire myth, the Penanggalan is said to be a detached female head capable of flying about on its own.

50) What was Anne Rice's debut novel?


Published in 1976, Interview with the Vampire was based on a short story Rice wrote around 1968. The novel centers on vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac, who tells the story of his life to a reporter.

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