12 Thrilling Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About Halloween

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Halloween. Odds are, you think of it as one of the best holidays of the year. If you really stop to think about Halloween and all the bizarre traditions that go along with this beloved holiday, however, you may start to actually wonder… wherein the world did all these crazy traditions come from? Costumes, monsters, trick or treating, jack-o-lanterns… well, all this batty stuff had to start somewhere, right? Here are 12 things about Halloween that you may not know!

1. Ireland Is Believed To Be The Birthplace of Halloween.


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The ancient Celtic Festival called Samhain was first celebrated more than 2,000 years ago in County Meath. The Celts believed it was a time of transition when the veil between this world and the next came down, and the spirits of all who had died that year moved on to the next life. But if the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped, the deceased could come back to life and wreak havoc among the living. Not a good thing.

Today the ancient past and the twenty-first century come together at the annual Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival, where a re-enactment of the Celtic celebration kicks off with a torchlit procession through town. The Irish welcome Halloween with bonfires, party games and traditional food, including a fruitcake that contains coins, buttons, rings and other fortunetelling objects. In ancient times, it was believed that if a young woman found a ring in her slice, she’d be married within the next year.

2. Candy, Candy, and More Candy.


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Trick or treat candy is a hugely important part of Halloween celebrating. October 28th is the day of the year that has the highest number of candy sales, which can obviously be attributed to getting ready for Halloween celebrating. Any guesses as to what the most popular variety of trick or treat candy might be? Apparently, you can never go wrong with Snickers.

3. Being Scared Can Actually Feel Really, Really, Good.


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During the Halloween season, more than any other time of the year, normal everyday folks across the country will try to scare themselves on purpose. Horror movies and haunted attractions will pop up in local communities and folks will flock to attend these events with great excitement. The truth is that scientific evidence has shown that for some folks, getting scared in a safe environment can be not only pleasurable but also pretty darn euphoric.

4. The Timing Is Important.


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The name Halloween is a contraction of All Hallow’s Evening, also known as the night before All Saints Day (“hallow” is the Old English word for saint). Christians around the world have marked the Triduum of All Hallows since the 8th century AD. The three-day observation includes All Hallows’ Eve (Hallowe’en), All Saints’ Day (All Hallows’) and All Soul’s Day, and lasts from October 31 to November 2. It is a time to remember the dead, including martyrs and saints.

5. People Wore Masks So Ghosts Couldn’t Recognize Them.


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Back in the day, the Celts worried about bumping into the ghosts they believed came back to the earth on Halloween. To avoid being recognized, people would don masks when they left their homes after dark in hopes the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. These days folks are willing to spend a bundle in their attempts to be mistaken for pop culture icons and internet memes.

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There’s Only One Letter That’s Not In Any U.S. State Name. Can You Guess It?

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Here’s a fun brain puzzle: Can you name the one letter in the alphabet that doesn’t appear in any of the names of the 50 United States? I’ll give you a minute.

Got an idea?


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If you’re like me, you guessed J. And you’d be close — the letter J actually appears in only one state name: New Jersey.

Another Simple Most staffer guessed X out of the gate.

But that’s not right because:

TEXAS


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Welcome to Texas sign at the state border

And New Mexico


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Another guessed Z. Can you think of a state that includes the letter Z?


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Arizona


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Ah, there it is. So that’s not right.

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Man Sits Across Woman He Hadn’t Seen In 22 Years Then Breaks Down When She Sees Him

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Performance artists Marina Abramovic and Uwe Laysiepen (Ulay) fell madly in love when they began collaborating on projects back in 1976. It was a relationship some say was full of energy, mysticism, and attraction.

In 1988, however, after twelve years of collaboration, the two decided to embark on a journey that would end their relationship. This wasn’t a typical break-up as we know it; the two walked from opposite ends of The Great Wall of China to meet in the middle and say goodbye, some 2500 km each!


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They called this piece The Great Wall Walk and it was the last time the saw each for over 20 years.

As with any good love story, the hope of reuniting was finally fulfilled back in 2010 during a live performance piece imagined by Abramovic at the MoMA.

In this piece, Abramovic let patrons sit silently across a table from her for up to 1-minute each. She didn’t show much emotion at all, but all that changed when Ulay sat down across the table from her.

Despite there being almost no verbal interaction, this reunion is one of the most powerful displays of love we’ve ever seen!

Take a look at this video

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Share this video if you are touched by their powerful love story.

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This Puzzle Asks You To Find The Mistake – But How Quickly Can You Spot It?

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Sometimes the most frustrating puzzle can be the simplest. If you can’t find all the tigers in a painting or get the hidden picture in a Magic Eye image to show up, it’s not really worth sweating over. If you’re pressed for time, those can start to feel less like fun challenges and more like chores. After all, the actual steps to seeing a Magic Eye picture the “right” way are kind of involved and you can eat up a surprising amount of time when you’ve got a whole series of them in front of you.


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But when you’re only supposed to find one simple thing in a picture, it can inspire a kind of maddening determination if the answer’s not immediately clear. Even though I’m probably not making it sound that appealing, that’s the kind of puzzle we have today.

You’re supposed to be a real smooth operator if you can find out what’s wrong with the following picture in five seconds. I’ll admit it took me longer than that, but let’s see how you do.

Please COMMENT and let us know if you caught it immediately.

Inside this picture, there’s one mistake.

Start your clock and go for it!

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It’s one of those things that only seems obvious after you’ve caught it.

A lot of us miss this kind of error all the time.

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Of course, the hard part is knowing what to look for.

It’s easy to find yourself looking for problems that aren’t really there.

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For instance, I spent too much time making sure the numbers were in order.

Then I looked for some meaning in the colors and found nothing out of the ordinary. If you’re having as much trouble as I did, the answer’s on the next page.

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Exclusive Interview: Kenny Rogers Talks Retirement, Final Duet With Dolly Parton And Answers Fan Questions

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A day after Kenny Rogers’ induction into the Music City Walk of Fame on October 24, The Grammy winner and music icon is set to take the stage for a one night, all-star lineup concert and taping “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” at Bridgestone Arena. We were very fortunate and had the opportunity to speak with the country music legend last week about his upcoming concert and retirement. In our interview with Kenny Rogers, he speaks about everything from gambling, spending time with his family & even answers some of our fan questions. Watch Our Full Interview With Kenny Rogers Below

 

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“Kenny Rogers is one of the best storytellers in country music history, with one of the sweetest and most soulful voices,” Mayor Megan Barry said. “I’m so glad he’ll be able to join all the other amazing artists on the Music City Walk of Fame before he retires after nearly 60 years of making beautiful music.”

Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, topped the charts for nearly six decades, famously been a duet partner with Dolly Parton, is a New York Times best-selling author, appeared in movies and participated in the historical USA For Africa recording of “We Are The World,” the multi-celebrity performance that raised millions of dollars for famine relief in Africa.


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An amazing all-star lineup of musicians will be performing some of Kenny Rogers greatest hits at this one-night-only farewell concert celebration in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7 PM CT. “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” will feature some of the biggest stars in Nashville, including: Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, and Elle King. The star-studded event will include very special surprise guests, unforgettable duets with country and pop music royalty and a once-in-a-lifetime finale that will make music history.


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“A lifetime of friendship and I could not be more honored to be a part of Kenny’s Farewell Concert Celebration,” says Lionel Richie. “It’s going to be a special night.”

In Rogers’ nearly six decades on the charts, the Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has notched chart-topping songs, including “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “She Believes In Me,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “Love Will Turn You Around,” “You Decorated My Life,” “Crazy,” “Every Time Two Fools Collide” and “Buy Me A Rose.”


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This one-night-only concert event taping will bring together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers’ final farewell to Nashville. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).

Congratulations Kenny Rogers. You’ve taken us “Through The Years” and “Decorated My Life” as well as countless others, and we thank so very much for that. Enjoy your retirement. All of us at www.doyouremember.com wish you the very best and a fond farewell.

FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE:
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