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March Round-Up

March 2013

Happy Easter Everybunny!!            

 

(...And we’re still recovering from St.Paddy’s Day)

 

As the festive Easter season is fast approaching, we thought we would share with you some fun Easter factoids we’ve come across recently.

The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolises hare and egg.

The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which trigger relaxation.

Pysanka is a specific term used for the practice of Easter egg painting

Almost 90 million chocolate bunnies are made every year.

Research proves that chocolate eaters live almost ONE WHOLE YEAR longer than those who abstain.

After Halloween, Easter is the most profitable time of year for confectionary companies.

76% of people prefer to eat the ears of their chocolate bunnies first, while 5% bite the feet first and 4% eat the tail first. (Wonder what the remaining 15% do?)

The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25 feet high and weighed 8,968 lbs - WOWSA!

Americans spend over $2.1 Billion on Easter goodies every year.

Dark chocolate eggs contain lots of antioxidants that help the cardiovascular system by reducing blood pressure.

The 10 most popular things people give up for lent include alcohol, chocolate & sweets, cursing, Facebook, television, junk food, smoking, texting and gossiping.

Easter also has its own catchy carol songs. Apparently they’re not just for Christmas time! Easters 'Greatest Hits' include ‘Here comes Peter Cottontail’, ‘Easter Parade’, and ‘The Carnival Song’ ...We've never heard of them either! 

Red wine is the best alcoholic accompaniment for chocolate.

 

Well with all this talk of chocolate... We’re off to buy a round of chocolate bunnies, and possibly some red wine!