Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Facts

When taking a bite into a chocolate bunny, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first. 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first (eeew!).

During the Easter season, Americans buy more than 700 million Peeps - making Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy (Go Peeps!).

Adults prefer milk chocolate (65%) over dark chocolate (27%) (discrimination?).

86% would prefer having chocolate bunnies instead of a live rabbit (nowhere near as cuddly).

Each day throughout the year, 5 million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced in preparation for Easter (and 10 seconds later 5 million more bunnies appear).

16 billion jelly beans are made specifically for Easter which is enough to fill a plastic egg the size of a 9-story building (how big was the chicken?).

Kids prefer red jelly beans and 75% are willing to do extra chores for more Easter candy (start your chore list today).

57% of kids get up super early on Easter to see what the Easter bunny has brought them (disregard any funny looking pellets).

In the old days pretzels were associated with Easter because the twists of the pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossing in prayer.

Red jelly beans are kids’ favorite.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25 feet high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal steel frame (can you imagine finding a 25 foot egg in your basket?).

Nearly 120 million cards with be sent, exchanged, and given this Easter, which means it holds the fourth spot of the largest card-sending celebration in the U.S (at least that is what Hallmark says).

In medieval times, a festival of ‘egg-throwing’ was held in church. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. When the clock struck 12, whoever held the egg, was the winner and got to keep the egg (and thus began “kill the man with the egg”).

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