Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Fun Fact #28

The Irish used turnips as their "Jack's lanterns" originally. But when the immigrants came to America , they found that pumpkins were far more plentiful than turnips. So the Jack-O-Lantern in America was a hollowed-out pumpkin, lit with an ember.

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2 comments:

  1. I like pumpkins better, anyway!
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  2. A turnip would be hard to carve for me-too little! I need a lot of room to mess up.

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