Best Fact #1
Halloween goes back 2,000 years.
Best Fact #2
Americans spend an estimated $6B on costumes, candy, and related Halloween paraphernalia every year. (You read that right: Not six million, but six billion.)
Best Fact #3
The trick-or-treating we know today was much different in the past. It was called “guising,” where kids and teens would go out in costume and sing or recite poetry and tell jokes. In return, they would get food, wine, and money.
Watch: Bet You Didn’t Know: Halloween (History.com)
Best Alternative Use of a Surgeon’s Talents
Surgeons at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix put their skills to use carving pumpkins this week, in the hospital’s annual Doc O’Lantern Pumpkin Carving Contest. (This year’s winner was fourth-year med student Patrick Eiben.)
Read: Surgeons hold pumpkin carving contest at St Joe’s (Fox 10 Arizona http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/surgeons-hold-pumpkin-carving-contest-at-st-joes)
Best Painted Pumpkin
In honor of Star Wars and its fans, a pumpkin painted to look just like R2D2. (Pinterest)
Best Carved Pumpkin
We proclaim this the winner of all pumpkin carving contests. Peace is, after all, what we want for our family law and divorce clients. (Pinterest)
A baby dressed up as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a.k.a. the Notorious RBG. We had to. (Pinterest)