HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS

HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS

DID U KNOW…In Hollywood there’s a $1000 fine for using silly string on Halloween.
Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask.
Trick-or-treating began in areas of the United Kingdom and Ireland. People went house-to-house “souling” – asking for small breads called “soul cakes” in exchange for prayer.
Adults also went door-to-door asking for food and drinks in exchange for a song or dance.
Jack-o’-lanterns are the symbol of Halloween. People in Ireland and Scotland originally used beets or turnips as lanterns on Halloween.
An Irish legend says that jack-o’-lanterns are named for a man called Jack who could not go to heaven or hell and was forced to walk the earth forever with only a coal from hell to light his lantern.
WORLDS OLDEST BEER

WORLDS OLDEST BEER

DID U KNOW….The oldest drinkable beer in the world was found in 2010, in an early 19th-century shipwreck discovered near Finland. The beer was preserved in bottles by the cold abyss and it tasted very old (unsurprisingly), with some burnt notes and an acidic aftertaste.

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BOOZY SHAMROCK SHAKES

BOOZY SHAMROCK SHAKES

Boozy Shamrock Shakes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup crème de menthe
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream
  • 6 cups whipped cream

Directions

  • Place ice cream, crème de menthe, and Irish cream in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into serving glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles
GREEN CHICAGO RIVER ON ST PATS

GREEN CHICAGO RIVER ON ST PATS

DID U KNOW…In 1961, business manager of Chicago’s Journeymen Plumbers Local Union, Stephen Bailey, received permission to turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Due to uncertainties about the amount of dye it would take to turn the river green, a massive 100 lbs of vegetable dye was used in comparison to the 25 lbs used today. The Chicago River stayed green for a full week.

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