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Get Creeped Out! 20 Spooky Facts for Halloween

Jumping spiders skip web-spinning and instead use their eight eyes to track their next meal and then they leap – up to 50 times their own body length – to capture their unsuspecting prey.

Some lizards have green blood.

Spiders cannot chew. Instead spiders liquify the inside of their prey with a chemical they produce and then suck up the juices.

 

 

Superstition about the number 13 still runs high in the United States. Many hotels do not have a 13th floor (well, they do, but they call it floor 14) because so many people refuse to stay on this floor. Flying on Friday the 13th or taking a thirteenth row seat on a train or airplane is considered a big “no, no” by many people who truly fear this number.

Traditionally, in Scandinavia when a child lost a tooth it was burned. They thought that if a witch found it, the witch could hex the child.

Apparently, there are insurance companies, such as reputable Lloyd’s of London, that will sell policies to insure individuals that happen to morph into a werewolf or a vampire. Apparently, hundreds of people have purchased such coverage. In America, would turning into a werewolf be considered a pre-existing condition?

 

 

In 2002, the 500-year old Royal Falcon Hotel in England was inclined to purchase insurance that would cover any incidents that lead to death or disability from ghosts and/or other parapsychological phenomenon. According to BBC news, the Royal Falcon pays $768 a year for the nearly $1.5 million in coverage.

A phobia of Halloween is called Samhainphobia. Are you Samhainphobic? If you are I apologize for all of these unnerving spooky and creepy factoids! Sweet dreams….

 

 

 

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.

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1:59PM PST on Nov 16, 2013

now that Halloween is over can we put this post away for a year and next year have a different, less weird, picture as the header....please and thanks.....

8:43AM PST on Nov 16, 2013

awesome facts! love it

4:06PM PST on Nov 5, 2013

Thanks.

10:09AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Great factoids for tonight`s halloween party!

6:14AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

I wanna live in Goblintown!

2:35PM PDT on Oct 26, 2013

Here are a couple more.

The 19th century French actress Sarah Bernhart actually did sleep in a coffin regularly. As a child she was sickly and not expected to live to adulthood, so she asked her mother for a coffin so she could 'practice' being dead. If she felt particularly close to someone, that person might receive a photograph of Sarah in her coffin. In the 1890s' she also had a rather glorious bat-shaped hat that she wore often.

Once upon a time it was common to have portraits painted of the recently dead. Often it was the only existing image of the person in question. As photography became available, the practice continued in a new format for some decades. Queen Victoria is known to have had an extensive collection of these photos.

6:09PM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Coming soon - a new post I wrote about people who swear they are REAL VAMPIRES. Included will be recipes by and for vampires. Spoiler alert - they contain a lot of blood.

8:03PM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

@ Lisa - Just curious...why would you daughter love to sleep in a coffin?!

7:29PM PDT on Oct 23, 2013

Interesting that so many people believe in ghosts.

3:09PM PDT on Oct 23, 2013

My daughter would LOVE to stay in a coffin in a hotel! haha Happy Halloween all!

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