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#1 dermasse

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:35 PM

How is Halloween like Christmas? (Think geekly)


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#2 ThankfulHeart Gael

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:35 PM

well, Halloween and Christmas both have 9 letters. That's one similarity anyway. lol


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#3 dermasse

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:23 AM

Good guess Gael, but not nearly geeky enough.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

Both were based on superstitions.
Christmas, as we all, is based on the misguided belief that HAYZOOS was born on December 25, 2 BC (exactly 2003 years and 6 months from my DOB). It's real base was the celebration of the beginning of winter in the knowledge that spring would arrive soon.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:55 PM

Halloween had its origins in Medieval Times. Every year on October 31, all the people in the village would put on scary costumes to try and frighten any malicious spirits and demons away. The tradition has continued to this day, even if the costumes aren't that scary anymore.

#6 dermasse

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

Pleistenes, it has nothing to do with the history/origin of either. It's purely a geek riddle. 



#7 dermasse

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:17 PM

Ok, since this has been up a week, and no one has figured it out, I'll provide a hint. 

 

The answer is mathematically derived.



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:10 PM

Ok, this should give it away...

 

OCT31=DEC25



#9 ThankfulHeart Gael

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

8x3+1 = 10x2+5 ?


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#10 dermasse

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

Now that's a very clever deduction Gael, but it still isn't what I had in mind.



#11 ThankfulHeart Gael

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:21 PM

Haha. OK. Well, I tried. What can I say.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 11:53 PM

Does it have anything to do with bacon?


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 05:46 PM

Lol

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:10 PM

It isn't IMO



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 06:38 PM

both are celebrations

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 03:58 PM

Both holidays have a pagan origin. The Christmas tree goes all the way back to Ba'al worship thousands of years ago.





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