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HILARIOUS!
Parody to
John Lennon’s
COLD TURKEY
about
Thanksgiving Dinner
Family Dysfunction

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Here is a List of
Thanksgiving
Myths and Legends
That Might
Surprise You!

1. Thanksgiving Has Been Celebrated Every Year Since 1621

1 Thanksgiving Has Been Celebrated Every Year Since 1621THE MYTH: Thanksgiving has been celebrated consistently since its first event as an magnificent feast together when the Pilgrims and Indians ate at the same table.

THE TRUTH: Up until the 1940’s, Thanksgiving had a sparse history of being praised. After the first Thanksgiving, thought to happen in late September or early October, there were intermittent festivals of thanksgiving for good farming harvests among the 13 Colonies, and the First National Proclamation of Thanksgiving was proclaimed in 1777.

Up until the onset of the Civil War, there was a random assortment of national days of prayer, humiliation, and thanksgiving.” A few of the presidents celebrated them consistently every year, some never acknowledged some of the holidays we celebrate these days.

2. Thanksgiving Always is the 4th Thursday in November

2 Thanksgiving is Always the 4th Thursday in NovemberTHE MYTH: Thanksgiving has consistently been on the Fourth Thursday of November.

THE TRUTH: Thanksgiving was celebrated on an extensive variety of days in November until the Civil War. At that point, a tribute to the nations unity, President Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving Day, to be praised on the LAST Thursday in November 1863. The future Presidents proceeded with President Lincoln’s proclamation, but President Roosevelt set the occasion as occurring on the Fourth Thursday of November in 1939.

November had five Thursdays that year, and Roosevelt didn’t need retailers to lose the important opportunity for a week of Christmas sales. Actually, for a couple of years after that, the occasion occurred on the next to the last Thursday of the month, and it was just in 1941 that Roosevelt officially signed a government law making the Fourth Thursday in November the official day Thanksgiving would be commended from that day forward.

3. The Clothes that Pilgrim’s Wore

3 pilgrim-clothing-photo-u2THE MYTH: Pilgrims wore their ordinary dress of high contrast black & white suits, and tall buckled hats with black shoes.

THE TRUTH: This was really a famous fashion in Britain, however, not until the 1700’s. It went into present day (at the time) portrayals of the first Pilgrims in America, yet its not what they really wore. Metal buckles would be excessively pricy to wear for everyday, and the black and white suits, likewise very costly to make, would have been worn for more church gatherings on Sundays and special occasions.

The rest of the week, early American Pilgrims wore the colorful clothing that they had brought with them from across the big pond.

4. Feasting to Celebrate Thankfulness

4 dining-in-gratitude-photo-u1THE MYTH: The 1st Thanksgiving was based on two separate cultures coming together  in appreciation.

THE TRUTH: The 1st feast where the Pilgrims and native American Indians took place was really a harvest celebration. Any celebration to give thanks to God would have been an entirely religious occasion that would be only for white settlers,and at that time partying and  enjoyment was not permitted. Only focused on prayer and dignity with respect to the church.It is much more probable that the Pilgrims were celebrating the exceptional harvest from this new land they are living off of, when the Indians stopped by to see what all the noise was from the Pilgrim’s clamor and gun shots. They were permitted to stay, and a thus the myth was conceived.
5.  Huge Gathering and Feasting

5 a-huge-sit-down-dinner-photo-u1THE MYTH: Pilgrims and Indians sat down to supper together at a gigantic table overflowing with delicious food and forks, knives and spoons.

THE TRUTH: The harvest party of 1621 was a three-day celebration, with individuals coming and going throughout the celebration, eating wherever they discovered room, most likely with their bare hands. The Pilgrims in the New World unquestionably didn’t bring extravagant china and silver with them, and would have made meals that could be eaten by hand and carried around easily.

6. Turkey Makes You Tired

6 turkey-makes-you-sleepy-photo-u2THE MYTH: The tryptophan in turkey makes you drowsy.

THE TRUTH: This is actually true, however not as society views it. The tryptophan in turkey does help make serotonin, which is a key hormone in managing slumber. Yet the turkey would need to be consumed on an entirely empty stomach, and won’t really affect your brain chemicals if you are hording a lot of other foods with the turkey.The drowsy feeling from consuming a ton of turkey is more probable a blend of things such as fatigue from a sometimes stressful day of being around family, liquor use, and the general tiredness that originates from consuming an excessive amount of food and the body needs to use blood that is being used by the brain (resulting in less blood in the brain) is now redirected to the digestive framework.
7. The Typical Thanksgiving Menu

7 the-thanksgiving-menu-photo-u1THE MYTH: The official Thanksgiving Dinner consists of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie in light of the fact that the Pilgrims and Indians consumed it together.

THE TRUTH: Our customary Thanksgiving menu is built considerably more with respect to what’s for the most part served at New England fall harvest celebrations, and has gotten to be enormously redone by different regions throughout America. Depictions of the 1st Thanksgiving incorporate notice of fowl, yet not exactly turkey after all. Pumpkin may have been served, however not in any sort of solidified pie structure, while the locally grown vegetables and even fish would have had prominent spot at the banquet.

What’s more, sweet potatoes weren’t brought into America until long after the Pioneers arrived in New England, being because it had been brought there by Spanish settlers on their way back to Europe from South America.

8. President Truman’s Turkey Pardon
8 truman-s-turkey-pardon-photo-u1THE MYTH: Harry Truman was the first American President to offer an officially pardon a turkey from slaughter, he picked between two turkeys one to be spared in 1947.THE TRUTH: This is one of the more common urban legends that goes around consistently. It’s halfway genuine, however for the most part false. 1947 was the first year that a free turkey was supplied to the White House, however the winged creature was for Christmas, not Thanksgiving, and it wasn’t pardoned, it was consumed by the President and his family on Christmas.While a few presidents playfully alluded to turkeys they weren’t going to consume as being “pardoned,” the first president to truly pardon and save a turkey in a White House was incredibly recent! George  W. Bush in 1989.
9. Thanksgiving False Flag Attack

9 thanksgiving-false-flag-attack-photo-u1THE MYTH: The United States government is arranging a Thanksgiving false flag attack to development their motivation of endlessly taking away our rights and/or starting wars.

THE TRUTH: You can go back in time to 2008 to discover different affirmations that an enormous false flag attack was going to occur on Thanksgiving of that year. The same unclear doomsday argument is repeated consistently, and is never even talked about when it doesn’t happen.

10. Obama’s Pardoned Turkey was Killed Anyway

10 obama-s-pardoned-turkey-was-killed-anyway-photo-u2THE MYTH: A turkey that had been “pardoned” by President Obama was put down in spite of his pardon.

THE TRUTH: One might say, all exonerated turkeys in the long run pass on. However, doubtlessly, the turkey that was pardoned in 2012 by President Obama, named Cobbler, was euthanized the following summer. The purpose behind this is basic: it was sick and dieing, as the turkeys reproduced for use on Thanksgiving are intended to just live for couple of years. All of the acquitted turkeys kick the bucket not long after their pardoning ceremony, which is entirely for show.

11. Stealth Halal Turkeys

11 stealth-halal-turkeys-photo-u1THE MYTH: Turkey farmers are giving in to Muslims and are secretly giving Americans halal fledglings slaughtered in compliance with Islamic laws.

THE TRUTH: The “stealth halal turkey” meme begins with Pamela Geller the essayist and noted adversary of all things Islam. On her website, Geller tells of activist Islam “on the march” as exemplified by turkeys being butchered to affirm to Islamic halal details. Geller contemplated that we were all subtly consuming terrorist turkey, and to blacklist Butterball particularly.

Notwithstanding, Geller misses various focuses in her meander, the slightest of which is that Muslim dietary laws are practically precisely the same as Jewish dietary laws, and few individuals outside of the most vigorous white supremacists would shrug off the thought of consuming a turkey that happens to be butchered in a fit strategy.

While Butterball does confirm some of its turkeys Kosher, it would not make sense that all Thanksgiving turkeys be affirmed either Kosher or halal, that would be unreasonably expensive. Likewise, consuming meat that happens to be halal doesn’t make one Muslim, any longer than consuming meat that happens to be Kosher makes one Jewish.

12. Black Friday is the Most Lucrative Shopping Day of the Year
12 black-friday-is-the-most-lucrative-shopping-day-of-the-year-photo-u1THE MYTH: The shopping extravaganza following Thanksgiving is the most lucrative retail shopping day of the year.THE TRUTH: Notwithstanding the enormous media buildup over post-Thanksgiving deals, sales, human stampedes, and people embarrassing themselves for 20% off an iPod, The day after Thanksgiving wasn’t generally the most lucrative day of the shopping season. The days paving the way up to Christmas have far more sales. Up until 2003, the Saturday before Christmas generally won the “prize” of seeing a greater number of dollars spent than on any other day of the year.Actually, before 2002, Black Friday following Thanksgiving never came in higher than fourth in amount of sales. In any case, the determined drive to huge sales and get more people flooding into stores earlier in the Christmas season, and Black Friday following Thanksgiving did turn into the busiest shopping day of the year in 2003, a questionable honor it has held consistently every year since then, with the exception of 2004. But, in the end, the days paving the way to Christmas still see the most enormous consumer spending.
13. Why is it Called Black Friday?

13 black-friday-s-name-photo-u1THE MYTH: Black Friday got its name from either being the day slaves were liberated or the day stores went into the dark for the year.

THE TRUTH: The “Black Friday” name is something that no one can truly clarify the beginnings of, however we know a considerable amount about where it didn’t originate from. For one thing, it has literally nothing to do with slaves. It was initially referenced in a 1951 daily newspaper article, and didn’t significantly allude to shopping, just to being a day when many employees called in sick.

It later was utilized contemptuously as a part of Philadelphia to allude to the giant swarms of people and massive traffic jams that came about because of Black Friday shopping. Also, the reference to stores being in the black didn’t show up in the news until the 1990’s, long after the term had become popular.

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Here’s Some Great Jokes!
Happy Holidays!!

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TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #1
Just before Thanksgiving, we have received an early weather report from our in-house weather reporters. This is weather report that you should email,tweet, or skype to your Mom.

This Thursday Turkeys will thaw in the morning then warm in the oven to an afternoon high near 190F. The kitchen will turn hot and humid and if you bother the cook be ready for a severe
squall or cold shoulder.

During the late afternoon and evening the cold front of a knife will slice through the turkey causing an accumulation of one to two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift across one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other. Please pass the gravy.

A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued for the entire area with increased stuffiness around the beltway. During the evening the turkey will diminish and taper off to leftovers dropping to a low of 34F in the refrigerator.

Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday high pressure to eat sandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can be
expected both days with a 50 percent chance of scattered soup late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soup develops. By early next week eating pressure will be low as the only wish left will be the bone.

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #2
Knock, knock!
Who’s there?
Arthur.
Arthur who?
Arthur any leftovers?

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #3
Two Cannibals are having Thanksgiving Dinner…
One turns to the other and says: “You know I just can’t stand my mother-in-law.”
The other replies: “Then try the mash potatoes.”

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #4
Why did they let the turkey join the band?
Because he had the drumsticks!

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #5
It was just after Black Friday following Thanksgiving in a local county courthouse where a judge was questioning a stupid looking prisoner.

He asked the prisoner who was in the dock ‘What are you charged with?’
The prisoner wise cracked ‘Doing my Christmas shopping too early’.
‘That’s no crime’ said the judge. ‘Just how early were you doing this shopping?’
‘Before the shop opened’ answered the prisoner with a silly grin.

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #6
You know you’re American when you line up at 3am on Black Friday so that you can save $5 at Walmart!

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #7
Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play.

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #8
Why do turkeys always go “gobble gobble”?
Because they never learned good table manners

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #9
Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was the chicken’s day off.

TOP 10 Funny Thanksgiving Joke #10
‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards I tried counting sheep
The leftovers beckoned — The dark meat and white
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.

Tossing and turning with anticipation
The thought of a snack became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen Flung open the door
And gazed at the fridge full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes
Pickles and carrots beans and tomatoes.

I felt myself swelling so plump and so round
Till all of a sudden I rose off the ground !!

I crashed through the ceiling. Floating into the sky.
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie
But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

 

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WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE!!!

Angry Grandpa Ruins Thanksgiving LOL….
The End is HILARIOUS!

Damn! Give this guy a Quaalude!
Anyone Want Some Marshmallow Souffle?

LOL Watching this just released all my tension LMAO!


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Cluck Cluck! Ha!

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Very Eerie and Spooky looking
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Vintage Balloons

In the event that you happened to be in the United States around Thanksgiving time, you likely discovered the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade sooner or later. Dating from 1924, the parade initially first used the giant balloons in 1927, when an overwhelming Felix the Cat created by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was presented.

Despite the fact that Felix was eventually expelled from the parade in the wake of tangling in phone wires and bursting into flames, the Thanksgiving holiday tradition, which is one of the largest parades in the world, the gigantic inflatables at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was conceived.

Initially controlled by assembling strategies, these floating manifestations have by and large gotten to be more comical and less scary looking in the most recent eight decades, yet whether you are there at the parade enjoying the customary Thanksgiving Day celebrations or viewing the turkey day tomfooleries on your TV at home, the sheer peculiarity of these vintage balloons , towering like Brobdingnagian puppets over New York City, are certainly very cool to look at. Appreciate, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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Do You Like A Good THRILLER MOVIE?

Funny Horror Movies and Memes
Joined together – these GIFS
are so funny, they
will have you cracking up
as your soul makes its
journeys into your nightmares!

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WOW!

Sex Toys of Terror!
These Will Give You Nightmares! LOL

1. Dr. Macaura’s Pulsocon Blood Circulator (around 1880–1920)
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As per the Antique Vibrator Museum, this gadget had “a strong vibration and a sound like a ratchet.” Now that should get you “in the mood”.

2. The Detwiller Pneumatic Vibrator (1906)

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This looks more like turn-of-the-century dental gear than something intended for joy.

3. The Arnold Knead Vibrator (1909)
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As indicated by the Vintage Vibrator Museum, famous writer Mark Twain possessed an Arnold; we’re still not persuaded.

4. The Infra-Red Hotness Massager
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“Scientifically designed small to reach the small crevices and contours of the face and body.” Infrared heat on your little fissure sounds like an awful thought.

5. The Polar Club Electric Vibrator (1928)
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It’s difficult to envision this electric vibrator being at all tranquil or tactful. How is it possible this would feel great?

6. The Rolling Pin Heat Massager (1932)
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A heated massage sounds great in principle, yet would you truly like to jab yourself with a hot moving rolling pin?

7. The Oster Stim-U-Lax for Barbers  (1948)
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This threatening strap-to-your-hand model had “forceful vibrations” and a “large, strong motor.”

8. The Stim-U-Lax Junior
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On the off chance that the first Stim-U-Remiss is a bit much for you, you could attempt the less intimidating model, which is… just as annoying.

9. The Vibrosage (1933)
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This little gentleman is somewhat lovable… until you take a gander at the spiked connection.

10. The Handy Hannah (1950)
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Unmistakably intended to make your labia grimace.

11. The Niagra Hand Unit (1965–1976)
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In the event that you were not sure, the pointed end goes UP. (Isn’t that uplifting news? The Niagra had the endorsement of Good Housekeeping Magazine.)

12. The Wahl Hand-E Vibrator (1957)
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While the Hand-E vibrator was the precursor to some advanced vibrators, it’s still a bit terrifying.

13. The Spot Reducer (1950s)
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LOL! It’s R2-D2! I don’t think I want MY SPOT REDUCED! … In the same way as other early vibrators work, the Spot Reducer asserted to help the user get more fit and lose weight. It likewise offered a vibrating rubber suction cup.

14. The Hollywood Vibra-Tone (1940s)
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An alternate model that guaranteed weight reduction (and bad dreams).

15. The Chic Electric Vibrator (1910)
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There’s literally nothing chic about this.

16. The Vibra-King Activator (1922)
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This looks… forceful.

17. The Prelude 3 (1976)
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We can’t get too energetic about a vibrator that has the color and general appearance of orthopedic shoes.

18. The Massage Master VII (1928)
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I’ll PASS…

19. The Eskimo 750 (1949)
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Don’t you yearn to get all cozy up at home with this on a chilly winter’s eve? *SCREAMS*

Here are some AMAZING FACTS
about HALLOWEEN
that you probably never knew before!

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1. Not everyone in the world celebrates Halloween, for example, in Australia and France, Halloween is simply an undesirable, hyper-marketed American commercialized money making strategy.

 

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2. So the fact that Halloween is the second most commercialized holiday in America, with Christmas being number one, who can blame those countries for feeling that way?

 

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3. You may wonder…. how successful? Well, Halloween is a $6 billion dollar money making industry.

 

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4. Halloween is believed to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been celebrated for over 6,000 years and is one of the oldest celebrations in the entire world.

 

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5. Halloween is actually the Christian holiday called “All Hallows Eve. Anyhow the Christian occasion likely established itself in the Celtic holiday, Samhein, or various other pre-Christian agricultural harvesting celebrations.

 

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6. Furthermore, Halloween was brought to America by migrants from Europe who would hold a harvest festival around a campfire, telling spooky stories, dancing, singing, and fortune telling.

 

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7. Therefore, a large portion of the traditional Halloween customs have their roots in ancient Celtic beliefs, for instance, the ancient civilization of Celts suspected that spirits and phantoms meandered the farmland on Halloween night. They started wearing masks and scary costumes to abstain from being perceived as people to the evil spirits.

 

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8. The Irish brought the custom of cutting pumpkins into Jack O’Lantern to North America. Surprisingly, the first Jack O’Lantern was not a pumpkin. Pumpkins did not exist in Ireland. Ancient Celtic societies in Ireland cut turnips on All Hallow’s Eve, and put an ash in them, to scare off evil spirits.

Here’s how the Tale goes, A significant number of the stories, focus round Stingy Jack. Here’s the most mainstream story:

Stingy Jack was a hopeless, old drunkard who took joy in playing tricks on pretty much everybody: family, companions, his mother and even the Devil himself. One day, he deceived the Devil into climbing a fruit tree. After the Devil climbed the tree, Stingy Jack quickly put crosses around the base of the tree. Not able to touch a cross, the Devil was trapped in the tree. Stingy Jack made the Devil swear up and down to him not to take his spirit when he kicked the bucket. When the Devil made a guarantee to not to take his spirit, Stingy Jack cleared away the crosses, and the Devil descended out of the fruit tree.

Numerous years after the fact, Jack passed on, he went to the Pearly Gates and was told by Saint Peter that he was mean and pitiless, and had headed a hopeless, Stingy Jack was not permitted to enter Heaven. He then went down to Hell and had to deal with the Devil. The Devil kept his guarantee and would not permit him to enter Hell. Jack was terrified. He had no place to go, however, but to wander about a oblivious Netherworld in the middle of Heaven and Hell. He asked the Demon how he could leave, as there was no light. The Devil threw him a coal from the fires of Hell, to help Stingy Jack find his way. Jack had a Turnip with him. It was one of his most loved foods, and he usually had one with him. Jack burrowed out the Turnip, and put the coal the Devil had provided for him, inside the turnip. From that day forward, Stingy Jack wandered aimlessly about the earth without a resting spot, lighting his path as he ran with his “Jack O’Lantern”.

On All Hallow’s Eve, the Irish dug out Turnips, rutabagas, gourds, potatoes and beets. They put a candle in them to scare off the evil spirits and keep Stingy Jack away. These were the first Jack O’Lanterns. In the 1800’s several waves of Irish immigrants came to America. The Irish settlers immediately found that Pumpkins were greater and simpler to cut out. So they utilized pumpkins for Jack O’Lanterns.

 

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9. In England, Jack-O-Lanterns are generally made using turnips. The Halloween custom came to America through Irish migrants, and since turnips weren’t affordable so the new Americans utilized pumpkins instead.

 

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10. So now we do Pumpkin carving everywhere in America and some other countries around the globe. Many people try to compete with their Pumpkin Carvings. Halloween celebrators in Highwood, Illinois took the world  record in 2011 with 30,919 Jack-O-Lanterns lit at the same time.

 

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11. More surprising facts about the Jack-O-Lantern as per the Guinness Book of World Records, the quickest time to carve a face on a pumpkin is 20.1 seconds, accomplished by David Finkle of the England. David finished the chore on Oct. 7, 2010, while filming a Halloween documentary for BBC Television.

 

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12. Apparently one of our most loved Halloween traditions, Trick-or-treating developed from the old Celtic convention of setting treats and food outside so as to pacify the evil spirits who wandered the streets of Samhain, a sacred celebration that officially marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.

 

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13. However before that, there was “Souling”, a medieval Christian precursor to the act of Trick-or-treating in which the poor would go around to houses on Hallowmas (November 1) offering prayers to God for the dead in return for soul cakes.

 

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14. Then again, not everybody is fond of Trick-or-treating, In 2010, Belleville, Illinois, turned into the most recent American city to boycott Trick-or-treating for children in excess of 12. Teenagers can face fines from $100 to $1,000 for going Trick-or-treating.

 

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15. All things considered, most significant urban communities see the tourism profits of major Halloween occasions and Halloween all in all. Salem, Massachusetts and New Orleans are the conventional hotspots for celebrating Halloween in the America, with New Orleans bragging of the world record for the biggest Halloween Party with 17,777 people in costumes all at the same time.

 

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16. This is all great stuff… unless you are diagnosed with Samhainophobia  (Fear of Halloween).

 

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17. Also when kids are more than twice as liable to be killed in a car accident by getting hit by a car on Halloween than on any other night, this fear may not be totally insane.

 

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18. Discussing the celebrations, did you realize that the saying “bonfire” comes from Halloween festivities? Amid the pre-Halloween festival of Samhain, bonfires were lit to guarantee the sun would return after the long winters. Frequently, Druid ministers would toss the bones of cows into the blaze and, thus, “bone fire” simply was called “bonfire.”

 

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19. While we’re on the subject of word origins, did you know that the expression “witch” originates from the Old English Wicce, signifying “wise woman.” Truth be told, Wiccan were exceedingly respected individuals at one time and as per mainstream belief, witches held one of their two principle gatherings, or sabbats, on the night of Halloween.

 

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20. However, today, witches are considered to be bad news, their Black Cat pets  also. Black Cats get negative criticism on Halloween in light of the fact that they were once accepted to be witch’s subordinates and defenders of witches’ forces. Nonetheless, in England its the quite the opposite. White Cats are accepted to be bad fortunes and Dark Cats are accepted to bring good luck.

 

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21. Aside from Black Cats, the Owl is likewise a well known Halloween icon. In Medieval Europe, people thought owls were witches, and to hear an owl’s call implied somebody was going to kick the bucket.

 

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22. Furthermore, how about we not disregard the Scarecrow which symbolizes the ancient farming bases of the occasion.

 

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23. Halloween is not generally commended by means of witches, black cats, scarecrows, and pumpkins. Mexico for instance, commends the Days of the Dead (Días de los Muertos) on the Christian holiday All Saint’s Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) rather than Halloween. There the people spruce up like demons and parade down the roads.

 

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24. Sort of arbitrary, yet did you realize that the 1978 motion picture “Halloween” was produced with very little money, to the point that they utilized the least expensive mask that they could find to use for Michael Meyers? Which ended up being a William Shatner Star Trek mask?

 

Houdini

25. Sort of incidentally frightening and creepy, Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was a standout amongst the most acclaimed and obscure magicians who ever existed. For some odd reason, he passed on in 1926 on Halloween night as an aftereffect of a ruptured appendix brought on by getting three stomach punches.

 

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17. Ikea Monkey

There’s not a day that passes by when I don’t ponder the Ikea Monkey. You only need a shearling-type coat (or a brown coat). Toss on ear muffs or make your own monkey ears out of construction paper and a headband. Haul around an Ikea pack and look completely lost.

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16. Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal

This originates from sheer genius for the yearly HallowMeme party. It’s ideal for any couple or friends. One individual takes on the appearance of Ryan Gosling (print out a mask helps) and other person wears all dark and tries to feed him some cereal.

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15. Wow Doge

Could we simply take a moment to acknowledge the shocking quality of this outfit? Print out a mask sized  picture of Doge. Write different expressions on a white sheet and wrap it over yourself. Wallah! Now you are Wow Doge!

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14. First World Problems

I can not stop laughing! On the off chance that you have brown hair, you already have part of the costume! If not, simply get yourself a brown wig. Print your choice first world issue and stroll around acting exceptionally irritated.

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13. Smashing!

Nigel Thornberry is an incredible character to use for a Halloween costume, however you can bring about a noticeable improvement by being Nigel the Smashing meme! Dress your head up like Nigel with a red wig and mustache and dress your lower body like a Princess or whatever you think works!

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12. Deal With It

So straightforward, yet so powerful. Write “Deal With It” on a t-shirt bring sunglasses with you. Put them on and off through the day or night. And bring your best attitude!

 
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11. Soon

A creepy costume indeed, however its clever. Simply wear a shirt that says “SOON.” and gaze eerily at people.

 
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10. Inbred Cat In Bread

Paint yourself into a cat with cosmetics or face paint, put on some cat ears and make a giant slice of bread out of a poster board. You’re now an inbred cat!

 
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9. Scumbag Steve

Who said Scumbag Steve must be a man? This Halloween costume is flawlessness. You will need a brown velour hoodie, brown tank top, brown flatbill cap and a golden chain. Stroll around with a big attitude.

 
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8. Philosoraptor

I’m fixated on this Philosoraptor outfit! You can either get a raptor mask from a costume suplier or simply print out a large Philosoraptor head and make yourself. Wear a toga and discuss philosophical stuff.

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7. Chemistry Cat

LOL! Chemistry Cat is an amusing meme and has some extraordinary pickup lines. You will require some feline ears or a cat hat like this, a red bow tie, glasses and a scientist’s jacket. Toss in a couple of plastic beakers or plastic test tubes to complete the outfit.

 
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6. Nyan Cat

How charming is this?! This Nyan Cat costum is really kind of complicated, however you can make it simpler. Wear a pink dress with dark stockings and grey boots. Put on light black cat ears and attach a cloth or paper rainbow behind you!

 
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5. Grumpy Cat (Tard)

Grumpy Cat is my most loved Kitty. This ensemble is super simple and super cool. You should simply put on some Grumpy Cat makeup and wear a sign that says “No.” … or one of Grumpy’s other quotes.

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4. Ermahgerd

Ha! I adore this ensemble to such an extent. Put your hair in pig tails and carry around with you a few Goosebumps books. You can wear whatever you need, yet in the event that you have sweater vest Really tops it off!

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3. Mckayla Is Not Impressed

This thought will never get old. This costume will require a grey coat, jogging pants, flowers and an award medal. Put your hair in a slicked back pony tail and try your hardest “not impressed” face.

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2. Business Cat

Business Cat is super simple to do! You only need to wear a white button down shirt, tie, overcoat or vest and cat ears. Color or add some craft paper to a cardboard square that can rest behind your head. Stroll around with bug eyes and discuss business things like having to work late in light of the fact that you need to catch that red laser dot.

 
 
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1. Overly Attached Girlfriend

Time to get dreadful! Put on your best creepy smile, a green shirt and append a cardboard background to your back. You might want to print out expressions of your fave OAG phrase to step it up a notch!