It figures

Bewitching bits

Number of children in the U.S., ages 5 to 13, who go trick-or-treating each year: 36 million

Percent of Americans who visit a haunted attraction around Halloween: 20

Amount Philadelphia children collected in 1950 during the first Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: $17

Amount children nationwide have collected during the annual event in the six decades since then: $148 million

Food facts

Percent of people who hand out full-sized treats to trick-or-treaters: 26

Price dentists participating in Operation Gratitude pay children per pound for unwanted Halloween candy to be shipped to U.S. soldiers overseas: $1

Pounds of candy a double-bagged, brown paper grocery bag can hold: 25

Pounds a standard-size pillow case can hold: 48

Estimated number of houses you’d have to visit to collect that much candy, assuming a 50 percent success rate: 1,352

Percent of a pumpkin that’s water: 90

Number of people who attend the World Championship Punkin Chunkin pumpkin-toss competition to be held Nov. 5 through 7 in Sussex County, Del.: More than 20,000

Century children in Europe started the tradition of bringing apples to their teachers: 16th

Year Apple unveiled the logo of its then fledgling company, named for the fruit that founder Steve Jobs spent his youthful summers picking in California: 1977

Sources:, PR Newswire,,,,,,,,