Happy Easter

Did you know that 16 Billion jelly beans will be manufactured for Easter (red jelly beans are the most popular color).

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.