Friday, 1 November 2013

Fun Fact Friday (#13)


Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I'm Booked! Isn't it very fitting that the 13th Fun Fact Friday is on the day after Halloween... spooky. I hope you've all had a frightfully sweet filled week.

Now onto this weeks freaky(ish) facts...

1. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween

2. The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl's call meant someone was about to die.

3. The Irish carved Turnips and put coals or small candles inside. They were placed outside their homes on All Hallow's Eve to ward off evil spirits. They were also known to use potatoes and Rutabagas.

4. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.”

5. The famous magician Harry Houdini died in 1926 on Halloween night as a result of appendicitis brought on by three stomach punches.



Happy Halloween!
meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do you own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, - See more at: http://im-booked.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.bqyDA40C.dpuf
is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do you own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts.
This week’s five facts:
- See more at: http://im-booked.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.bqyDA40C.dpuf

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