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- Why is October the tenth month rather than the eighth as its name implies? … Because October was invented by an Octopus, and he has ‘ten-tacles’ .
- Why is Halloween on October 31st? … Because it’s the time of year the seasons are changing and it might be the last nice day you have for a bar-be-que cookout = gotta get those weenies on the grill!
- What exactly is “Pumpkin Spice”? … This is an orangey shade of lipstick.
- How did the tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns start? … Well, gourds look kind of boring and plain without faces, so the jack-o-lantern was created.
- Why are they called “Jack-o’-lanterns”? … Because the name Peter Peter Pumpkin eater was already taken.
- Why is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) in April when National Poetry Day is October 3rd? … You can never have enough poetry.
- What’s the big deal about Columbus Day? … Because the clouds at this time of year are really poofy, so we celebrate the pretty cumulonimbus ones.
- Why do kids trick-or-treat on Halloween? … To get them ready for all the holiday sweets coming up at the end of the year. Practical sugar rushing.
- According to at least one Internet source, October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. Why? … To keep the crows from eating all the regular corn crop.
- What happens to all the candy corn that doesn’t get eaten? … Artists collect the left overs to make mixed media collages out of them.
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