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Halloween Fun Facts

I'm kind of a geek for statistics.  I love the details of a story, especially if it's goofy or fun.  Here's some of the fun facts about this spooky day:
-43.9% of Americans plan to dress up this year.

- 76% of all young adults plan to deck themselves out.

- On average, they'll spend about $63 on their look.

-U.S. consumers spent more than $2.5 billion on costumes this year.

- The average household has shelled out $21.05 in Halloween candy alone.

- The average child collects an estimated 3,500 and 7,000 calories on Halloween night.

- A 100-pound child who eats 7,000 calories worth of candy would have to walk for almost 44 hours or play full-court basketball for 14.5 hours to burn those calories.

- Meanwhile, 14.7% of Americans will dress up their pets.

- Nearly half of American consumers (49.5%) are expected to decorate their front yard.

- Many (32.9%) will take their kids trick-or-treating.

- Most of us (73.5%) will hand out candy to them.

- Nearly half of Americans (47.8%) will carve a pumpkin.

- Some (22.9%) of us will visit a haunted house.

- 22% of consumers will spend an average of $59 to throw a party.

    Thanks to The National Retail Federation and The Wall Street Journal for the data.

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    10/31/2011 3:33AM
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    10/31/2011 9:55AM
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    11/01/2011 7:17AM
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