Things are Fall -ing so we decided to test if we do know Jack
...O LANTERN that is!
Check out this fun (slightly derailed) pumpkin podcast where we talk about pumpkin facts and myths, Jack-o-Lantern history, and Jackie reveals (yet another) traumatizing childhood event that will leave even Stingy Jack feeling sorry for her.
- Jack o lantern story and the Stingy Jack legend
- What’s the deal with Stingy Jack (and who the heck is Stingy Jackie???)
- What does will-o'-wisp or ignis fatuus have to do with Halloween?
- What is the story behind Jack O lantern?
- Why is the pumpkin a symbol of Halloween?
- What’s the deal with jack-o lantern faces?
- Why Do We Carve Pumpkins at Halloween?
- What SUPER UNUSUAL Halloween “treat” did Jackie get when she was a kid while trick-or-treating?
- What vegetable did they use before pumpkins? (What people used to carve for Halloween and why.)
- Is pumpkin a root vegetable? (Does anyone care?)
- Pumpkin vs squash vs gourd
- Pumpkin types & MORE
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