MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Does Halloween candy go bad?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Does Halloween candy go bad?

Starting today and all weekend there will probably be a lot of candy coming into your house. Some people eat it all at once, some like to save it to munch on for months. But does candy actually go bad? Chocolate will last eight to 10 months. Any hard candy like lollipops, butterscotch, Jolly Ranchers,…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who came up with the “Spirit Halloween” pop-up store idea?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Who came up with the “Spirit Halloween” pop-up store idea?

We are right in the time of year where you see the Spirit Halloween stores pop up all over the place in abandoned store fronts. The idea was founded by a guy named Joe Marver who launched the first Spirit Halloween store back in 1983. The “spirit” in Spirit Halloween doesn’t actually refer to ghosts…

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT! 40% of people believe this Halloween creature is real

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT! 40% of people believe this Halloween creature is real

All this week I have tickets to see Daughtry at Mohegan Sun Arena November 14th. Play every day at 4pm to win. Here’s today’s question if you missed it… Q: More than 50% of people believe in ghosts. Almost 40% also believe this Halloween creature is real A: Werewolves Photo credit: Getty Images

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is Frankenstein’s skin green?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is Frankenstein’s skin green?

It’s Halloween season so today’s mystery is about one of the most famous monster movies ever. Frankenstein. Why is his skin green? Green is a very monster-y color but there is a very practical reason to why he’s green. Back when Universal Studios was making the movie Frankenstein they realized that the green shows up…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do ghosts say “boo”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do ghosts say “boo”?

Halloween is 20 days away and between now and the 31st you will hear and see a lot of ghosts saying “BOO”. But why? And where did that come from? The Oxford English Dictionary says that the term “boo” came from the Latin term boare and the Greek word boaein which mean “to cry aloud,…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is Halloween On The 31st?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Is Halloween On The 31st?

I’ve always wondered this. You might have too. As we head into Halloween weekend why is it on the 31st? Way back in the eighth century the Catholic Church made November 1st All Saints Day to honor saints and martyrs. The night before (October 31st) was knowns as All Hallows’ Eve. If you say that…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where does Trick or Treating come from?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where does Trick or Treating come from?

Every year you dress up with the kids and go knock on doors, ring doorbells, and say “Trick or treat”. But why do we even do this? Where did it all come from? It all started back in the 1930s. When young boys would spend Halloween going around pranking local farmers. Not a very nice…