By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

25 Facts About Halloween That Will Scare You Witless. #19 Is Actually Horrifying.

#11. The Village Halloween Parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States. The parade includes 50,000 participants, and over two million people come to watch.

#12. Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed "Halloween capitals of the world."

#13. There's a $1,000 fine for using or selling Silly String in Hollywood on Halloween. It makes sense, as silly string is ridiculously hard to clean up.

#14. Black cats, spiders, and bats are all Halloween symbols because of their ties to Medieval witchcraft.

#15. Candy makers supposedly lobbied to extend daylight savings time into the beginning of November to get an extra hour of daylight so children could collect even more candy, forcing people to purchase more candy to meet the demand.

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