8 Ways to Sound Smart at a Cocktail Party This October

In the late part of the 20th century, the crime rate in L.A. rose so high that there was, statistically, a bank robbery every 45 minutes, Monday through Friday.

In 1920, less than half of all homes in the U.S. had electricity. Even fewer had indoor plumbing; that didn’t arrive in rural areas until later in the decade.

Trick-or-Treaters prefer chocolate candy bars to anything else they might find in their bags on Halloween night—full-size Snickers and Kit Kat bars are at the top of most lists.

The marketing term full-size car” was coined in the 1960s to describe a car that could comfortably seat six with luggage. But it also referred to length, which on average was 16 feet though luxury sedans at the time were often longer, more than 17 feet, from headlight to taillight.

Nearly four out of 10 Americans say they live or have lived in a haunted house. Six out of 10 say they’d purchase real estate that was supposedly haunted, though realtors recommend against it because of the difficult resale.

Experts say that the average kitchen needs just four basic knives: a versatile chef’s knife, a paring knife, a serrated (or bread) knife, and a de-boning knife.

In many parts of the country, depending on state law, graves do not have to be 6 feet deep. General consensus seems to be at least 18-24 inches from the top of the coffin, and in most states, home burials or the trending “green burials” are legal on private land.

If you’ve got Samhainophobia, that means you’ve got a fear of Halloween.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a Digital Editor of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.