Wednesday, October 30, 2013


…Hey you, Happy Halloween.  Time to get your sweet tooth on…

…Here are some random things I've learned of late:

-About 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced annually.

-Pumpkin curry is America's most popular pumpkin dish, 12 times more popular than pumpkin pie.

-The largest pumpkin ever grown was this year, weighing in at a whopping 1,985 pounds, just fifteen pounds shy of a ton.

-Scents that evoke the strongest sense of happiness:
Baking bread: 72%
Clean laundry: 70
Seashore: 66%

-Top-earning dead celebrities:
1. Michael Jackson $160 million
2. Elvis Presley $55 million
3. Charles Schulz $37 million
4. Elizabeth Taylor $25 million
5. Bob Marley $18 million

-About 6,700 fires have burned 1.3 million acres of federal land since January
Decades ago, about 20% of the forestry budget was devoted to fire.  Now that portion is more than half.

-Adults with a reading device say the read an average of 18 books a year; those without devices say they average 11 books.

-Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is the nation's best-selling candy bar.

-During the 12 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, over 3,000 service-members have committed suicide.

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