Silly string fans should stay far away from Hollywood on Halloween. An ordinance banning the toy, first introduced in 2004 after complaints from Hollywood Boulevard property owners, is only enforced on October 31. If you're caught with sticky hands, expect to pay a $1,000 fine.
During World War I, almost every household in the U.S. had a Ouija board. In 1922, Ouija board sales even outsold Monopoly. But The Exorcist stopped the Ouija fad dead in its tracks. After watching the movie, many people destroyed their Ouija boards in fear.
A well-known ghost story was reported by Churchill, who was a guest at the White House. After a long bath, and naked except for a cigar, he walked into the adjoining bedroom -- and there was Abraham Lincoln at the fireplace. Churchill said, "Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at a disadvantage." He reported that Lincoln smiled softly and then disappeared.
Rather than shut down production and clean out the machine between batches, the company keeps the lollipops that combine a little of Flavor A and a little of Flavor B, giving them a wrapper covered in question marks and marketing them as Mystery Flavor.