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The leaves are falling, the rain is drizzling and the smell of pumpkin-flavored coffee is in the air: it’s spooky season in Seattle.

Whether you’re taking your kids trick-or-treating, going out with friends or curling up for a horror movie binge session, make the most of your Halloween with these seasonal trivia and tips.

Is pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?

A fruit! Satisfy your pumpkin-flavored cravings by adding some to your oatmeal or to homemade mac and cheese. For healthier Halloween sweets, try making pumpkin chia pudding or pumpkin muffins.

What is the most popular Halloween candy?

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are projected to be the most popular Halloween candy nationwide in 2022 based on bulk candy distributor data. The chocolate and peanut butter pairing is a winner for kids and adults alike, just be sure to be mindful of any allergies. To enjoy trick-or-treating without the sugar crash, serve a hearty meal for dinner and choose candy with fat and protein (like peanut butter cups!).

How many people enjoy true crime?

About half of Americans enjoy true crime and one-third say they consume true-crime content at least once a week. Wondering why you’re so obsessed with true crime? It turns out, watching the shows or listening to the podcasts can be cathartic, but take note if you find yourself feeling more fearful and adjust your intake if needed.

How many bones are in the human skeleton?

An adult has about 206 bones in their body. Protect your bones this season (and in general) by exercising, eating fruits, whole grains and vegetables, and getting adequate calcium and vitamin D.

What is the all-time top-grossing horror movie?

It depends if you’re adjusting for ticket price inflation (and if you consider “Jaws” a horror film). According to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo site, “The Exorcist” is the highest-grossing horror film if you adjust for inflation, and the 2017 remake of “IT” is the highest-grossing horror film if you don’t (unless you consider “Jaws” a part of the genre, in which case it tops the charts). Ready for cinematic scares? Binge your horror movie favorites without giving yourself nightmares by watching the films earlier in the day and knowing your own limits.