By Darien Kulchytsky ‘21

  • Fall is the Season of Love – Due to higher testosterone levels in the winter months, sex drive increases and people are more likely to get into a relationshipAutumn is the Peak Time for Affairs to Start
  • Smarter babies – Statistically, students are more likely to excel in school if they were born in the autumn months (according to the UK Department of Education)
  • Autumn is a moneymaker – The New England states earn more than $3 billion from “leaf peeping”, the practice of watching leaves change color4 ways to reset your life this autumn
  • The pumpkin is part of the fruit and squash familyBest Places to See the World's Biggest Pumpkins
  • The world’s largest pumpkin weighs 2,624 lbs; that’s almost as heavy as a car!
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is the most popular Halloween candyIT MOVIE Poster - PENNYWISE - NEW Stephen King's IT Movie POSTER FP4591 | eBay
  • IT is the highest grossing Halloween film
  • Sugar skull decorative skulls symbolize the passing of dead relatives (the vivid colors symbolize life)Day of the Dead Folk Art - Sugar Skulls
  • “Thriller” is the most streamed Halloween song on SpotifyCover of Michael Jackson's Thriller album. - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • According to Greek mythology, autumn is the time when the god of the underworld, Hades, abducted Persephone; in retaliation, Demeter, Persephone’s mother, vowed to kill all the crops until she was returned


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