Archive for October, 2013

09
Oct
13

Blake’s Halloween Fun Fact #2

FACT: The tradition of wearing costumes on Halloween is European in origin. It was believed centuries ago that, on All Hallow’s Eve, spirits roamed the Earth seeking the living. People would wear costumes in order to trick malevolent ghosts into believing they were spirits too, and pass them by.

Modern costumes seem to follow the opposite logic, as no human being would ever be caught dead wearing something like this:

"Sexy" Bert and Ernie

Seriously, who the HELL thought this would be a good idea?

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08
Oct
13

Blake’s Halloween Fun Fact #1

Turnip JackFACT: The original Jack O’Lanterns were not carved from pumpkins, like we do today, but from turnips. The practice dates back to the 19th century, and originated in the Scottish Highlands.

BONUS FACT: Consuming large quantities of turnips acts like a marinade, making your supple flesh much tastier when the inevitable reign of Blorgath, Eldritch Lord of Chaos begins, and he starts demanding human sacrifices into his enormous, gaping, hook-toothed maw. So eat up!




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