Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Halloween Magazines

Well the Halloween Magazines are now starting to fill the shelves in full force. Off I was to go to pick up a few things I needed to make supper when Vic calls me on his cell to let me know at the drug store they had sales, etc. But what made my ears perk up was him telling me of all the Halloween magazines he saw out on the rack. I go over to discover there were about four or five there!
With three young ones I couldn't take my time to browse through them all so I flipped the pages quickly to make sure there wasn't any that was just all recipes. I picked one and off I went. (I always pick just one at a time) I got home to put things away and such and when I finally had some time to sit and relax I looked through it and I have to say I am impressed with what was inside.
Better Homes and Gardens has a magazine (as pictured) with something for everyone. There are actually some ideas here that I've never heard nor seen before and I'm thrilled to say its full of great stuff that I don't have to tear just a few pages out to put in my Halloween binder...just about the entire magazine is a keeper so I'll be keeping it intact and will be able to enjoy looking through it over and over. :)

Weird Halloween Trivia

Halloween stirs up all kinds of phobias, and many may be feeling creeped out by the festivities this year.
Some suffer from the following fears:
* Fear of cats = ailurophobia
* Fear of ghosts = phasmophobia
* Fear of Halloween = samhainophobia
* Fear of the dark = nyctophobia
* Fear of witches = wiccaphobia
* Fear of the number 13 = Paraskavedekatriaphobia
* Fear of cemeteries = coimetrophobia
* Fear of spiders = arachnophobia

It was believed that black cats were witches’ familiars and protected them.

Vampire bats do exist, but not in Transylvania. They are typically found in Central and South America where they feed on horses, cattle or birds.

If you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, legend says you will see the face of your future spouse.

It is also believed that if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

If you have a unibrow or unusually long middle fingers, then you just might be a werewolf, otherwise known as a lycanthrope.

In France, more than 30,000 werewolf cases were tried between 1520 and 1630.

It's illegal to sell a haunted house in New York without informing the buyer.

Trick-or-treating is an Irish tradition, based on a custom where wealthy landowners would give food to the poor on Halloween night, believing ghosts would look favorably on them for doing so and spare them from mischief.

There is a poisonous mushroom called a jack-o'-lantern. These mushrooms are a bright orange-yellow in color and on rainy nights they appears to glow in the dark.

The first Frankenstein film was produced by Thomas Edison in 1910.

A pumpkin is a berry in the cucurbitaceae family, which also includes melons, cucumbers, squash and gourds. All these plants are native to the Americas.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The 13th

Happy Friday the 13th! :)