8 Interesting Facts about Halloween from Sharon Cullen, author of Loving the Earl
1. The biggest pumpkin on record is over one ton—2,009 pounds to be exact. That’s a lot of pumpkin pie!
2. Biologically the pumpkin is a fruit because it comes from a flowering plant and has seeds inside. Although most people refer to it as a gourd.
3. Orange and black are the official colors of Halloween.
4. There is no word that rhymes with orange.
5. Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday.
6. Samhainophobia is the term for someone who has a fear of Halloween.
7. Jack o lanterns originated in Ireland when people carved out turnips and lit them from within to keep the spirits away.
8. And the most interesting bit of trivia I learned: Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who prefer gum. (Source)
I have to ask: If you could fill your Halloween bucket with one type of candy what would it be? Peanut M&Ms would be my choice. YUM!
About the Author:
Sharon Cullen is the author of the historical romance, The Notorious Lady Anne (on sale now), Loving the Earl (available November 2013) and Pleasing the Pirate (available February 2014). She’s also published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance and contemporary romance.
Her other job descriptions include chauffer, laundress, cook and mediator to her three very busy kids, her husband and two dogs. She lives in southwest Ohio with her brood although her dream is to someday retire to St. Maarten and live on the beach.
If you’d like to find out more about Sharon and her books, you can visit her website. She’s addicted to social networking so you can find her on Facebook, Twitter and tumblr. Friend her! Like her! Follow her! She’d love to hang out with you and talk about her passion—books.