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The Lighter Side (Mar 2018)

March 28, 2018

Ten facts about Easter

  1. The tallest chocolate Easter egg was made in Italy in 2011 and stood over 34 feet and weighed an astounding 15,873 pounds.
  2. In the US, only 12 of 50 states recognize Good Friday as a holiday, however Repco does and will closed for business on Friday, March 30.
  3. The exchange or giving of Easter eggs actually dates back to before Easter and the giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
  4. Peep peep… did you know Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow Peeps during Easter? This makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
  5. Americans consume more than 16 million jelly beans during this holiday. That is enough jelly beans to circle the globe not once, not twice, but three times.
  6. Are you an ears, arms or tail person? Seventy-six percent of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent for the tail.
  7. The state of Florida holds the record for the largest Easter egg hunt, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.
  8. The White House of tradition of the Easter Egg Roll started back in 1878, with President Rutherford B. Hayes.
  9. Workers in Birmingham, who make the famous Cadbury Cream Egg, produce more than 1.5 million egg delights a year.
  10. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ; it is the oldest Christian holiday and one of the most important days of the year.

Spring Jokes

Q.: Can February March?
A.: No, but April May.

Q.: Why is everyone so tired in April?
A.: Because they've just finished a long 31-day March

Q.: What season is it when you are on a trampoline?
A.: Spring time

Q.: Why are trees very forgiving?
A.: Because in the fall they "Let it go" and in the spring they "Turn over a new leaf"

Q.: What do you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole?
A.: A hot cross bunny

Q.: What do you call a girl with a frog on her head?
A.: Lily

Q.: What do you call a rabbit with fleas? 
A.: Bugs Bunny

Q.: What does the Easter Rabbit get for making a basket?
A.: Two points just like everybody! (Unless it’s a long 3 pointer!)

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