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Shock Collar Question - October 20

Bulldog dog in a dracula costume. Halloween vampire.

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Alexis is wearing the Shock Collar this morning!

Today's question: Halloween nowadays is all about heaps of candy, oversized decorations and dressing up your pet goldfish to look like your favorite Superhero.

But it was very different back in the day. During WW2 the government rationed sugar and so for a few years, trick or treating wasn't allowed. After the war ended, candy companies wanted to get people into it again so they started a spooky advertising campaign. It involved a specific group of characters that would wear Halloween costumes. After a few short years, trick or treating became an annual staple again. What group of characters are credited with helping re-ignite the country’s interest?