Why does the Halloween costume industry think that everyone in the 70s looked like a porn star?
~The practice of carving Jack-o’-lanterns comes from an Irish myth about a man called “Stingy Jack” who loved to trick the Devil. One of Stingy Jack’s better tricks was to convince the Devil to turn into a coin, so Jack wouldn’t have to pay for a drink. Well, eventually the Devil got fed up with Jack’s tricks and wouldn’t let him into Hell, forcing him to roam the Earth for eternity with a Hellish lump of coal inside a turnip to light his way. Eventually, Stingy Jack became Jack-o’-lantern.
~ The only case of poisoned Halloween candy was from a father who tried to kill his children to collect life insurance. No kid has every received a poisoned applied or razor blade by trick-or-treating.
~ As early as the nineteenth century, children in Scotland would dress up in costumes and travel door-to-door to carrying lanterns asking for sweet breads and desserts.