Things You Didn't Know, Halloween Edition
by Lynn Beighley
The first Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were hand-made by rhesus monkeys.
The Hershey family name comes from an ancestress who was accused of stealing chocolate by the victim sputtering, "Her! She!"
It used to be call Fall Apart, because it's the season when all things do. Marketing removed the "Apart" part.
Early American kids used to receive organ meats for Halloween until the Occupy Halloween protests of 1793.
Pixie sticks contain powder formed from dehydrated ground up fairies that no one believes in.
You still miss Trick or Treating. When you go into Wal-Mart, you can't resist a secret glance at the costume aisle. You'd like to be a fairy princess zombie. Or Charlie Sheen.
The first person to don a Halloween costume was one Ezekiel Frume on his way back from a tryst with Prudence Bledsoe. He borrowed her dress and bonnet and looked better in them than she did.
Candy corn is made of people. People who hate candy corn.