And 19 Billion chocolate bunnies will be made for Easter. If you eat the ears off your bunny first, you’re in good company – 76% of people eat the ears first. The rest eat the bunny: 5% bite off the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.
The largest Easter egg ever made is a Pysanka (a Ukrainian design for Easter eggs) that stands in Vegreville, Alberta (just outside Edmonton). This giant jigsaw puzzle measures 18.5-ft high and 25-ft wide; is constructed of 524 star patterns, 2,206 equilateral triangles, 3,512 visible facets, 6,978 nuts and bolts, and 177 internal struts. The colours – bronze, silver and gold – symbolize prosperity.
The most famous decorated Easter eggs are those designed by Peter Carl Faberge. In 1885 the Russian Tsar Alexander III commissioned Faberge to make a very special Easter gift for his wife Empress Marie. The largest egg, made of gold and enameled white, opened to reveal a smaller gold egg. The smaller egg, in turn, opened to display a golden chicken and a jeweled replica of the Imperial crown. A diamond encrusted Faberge egg sold in November 2007 for 9 Million British Pounds.
One of the largest Easter eggs ever made was displayed at an Italian shopping centre in 2011. It was 10.39m tall, had a circumference of 19.6m at its widest part, and weighed 7,200kg.