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Monday, March 29, 2010

Some Easter Fun Facts

 The jellybean date back to 1861.  They were used in an advertisement to promote sending jellybean treats to soldiers in the Union Army.  By 1998, jellybean consumption for the Easter season totaled 15 billion. If these beans were lined up end-to-end they would circle the globe almost three times.

Easter Egg Dye
Easter egg dye was marketed at a whopping 5-cents a packet for the first time in 1880 by Pharmacist William Townley of Newark, NJ.

Fabergé Eggs
In 1885 Russian Czar Alexander III commissioned Master Jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé to make a fabulously bejeweled Imperial Easter Egg as an Easter day surprise for his wife, Czarina Maria Gydorovna. She loved the gift so much, the Czar commissioned 56 more. The current value for a single Imperial Egg is about $6,000,000.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 600,000,000 eggs are usually sold in America during the months of March and April, or Easter season.

A symphony of 600,000,000 Marshmallow Peeps, and their silent partner, chocolate bunnies, are typically consumed by Americans during Easter season.

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