20 Interesting Easter Facts You Didn’t Know About

Easter is one of the most important religious celebrations of the year. It is a time when we must gave thanks to the immense sacrifice that our lord and savior has made for us. It is also the time when the adorable Easter bunny comes and gives presents to children who have behaved. The Easter Sunday is only a short hop away, so we thought that now, since you are done with coloring the eggs and devouring chocolate bunnies, is the best time to share with you some of the funniest Easter facts.

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1. American households spend $131 on average for Easter. This means a total of 14.7$ billion dollars for this holy day.
2. If you thought that Christmas is the biggest candy-consuming holiday after Halloween, think again! Easter is actually number two, with a staggering 120 million pounds of candy being purchased each year.
3. Americans indulge in the occasional Easter egg hunt. The largest of its kind was held in Florida, where 8753 children struggled to find 501.000 eggs.
4. UK children receive 8.8 Easter eggs, on average, every year. That is double the recommended calorie intake for a whole week.
5. People from Scotland and North-East England have a weird habit of rolling painted eggs down steep hills on Easter Sunday. This game is also popular in America, but here people push eggs along with a spoon. There is also a game where Europeans have to balance the eggs on the spoon, while holding it in their mouths.
6. When people were asked what they eat first from a chocolate bunny, 76% of them responded that they eat the ears first.
7. In 2007, an egg covered in diamonds was sold for 9 million pounds. What made it so special was the fact that every hour, a cockerel made of jewel would pop up and flap its wings four times.

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8. The candy-fest doesn’t stop here! Americans eat over 16 million jellybeans on Easter. This is enough to circle the globe 3-times over.
9. In the United States, 90 million chocolate bunnies and 91.4 billion eggs are produced every year.
10. The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka
11. Easter baskets were designed to imitated bird nests. They are still doing a pretty good job.
12. In 1878 president Rutherford B. Hayes decided to invent a new tradition: the Easter Egg Roll hosted on the front lawn of the White House. It has been respected every year since then.
13. The world’s most popular egg-shaped chocolate is the Cadbury’s Creme Egg. 1.5 million pieces are produced every year.
14. Easter eggs symbolize joy and celebration, new life and resurrection. In the orthodox religion, red eggs symbolize blood dripping on the eggs that his mother brought to the place of crucifixion.
15. Some people just don’t know when to stop! One out of five children admitted to feeling sick after gorging on too much chocolate.
16. Although it comes second to Christmas in the hearts of many children, Easter is actually the most important Christian holiday, and the most important day of the church year. It symbolizes the celebration of the resurrection of Christs, 3 days after his death.
17. Italy created the tallest chocolate Easter egg in 2011. It was 10.39 meters tall, and weighed an incredible 7200 kg. This means that It was taller than a giraffe, and heavier than an elephant.
18. During the medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in the church. What happened was that the priest would throw boiled eggs to one of the choir boys. The choir boy would then toss it to 19. another until the clock struck 12. The one holding the egg at that time would be crowned winner.
20. Egg farmers donate over 11 million eggs to food banks across the nation every year, to help Americans in need.
Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Gauls also used to give eggs for Easter. For them, the egg is a symbol of life and prosperity.

9 Baffling Things that can Only Make Sense in Video Games

The world of video-games is seemingly infinite. There are so many genres of games that you can choose from, and so many virtual universes in which you can immerse yourself, that you might forget about real life all-together. Nevertheless, as advanced, detailed and exciting as these games are, they have some fatal flaws that most people seem not to mind. Let’s take a look at 9 baffling things that can only make sense in video games (and even here, they don’t make that much sense).

1. The Weight Limit

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Most MMORPG (or RPG) games involve moving around with your hero, completing missions and finding rewards. The funny thing about it is that you have an inventory limit which you must not max if you want to move freely. The funny thing is that throwing away a piece of white which weighs close to nothing, will help you regain all the mobility. What is even more intriguing is that you can’t pick up a piece of wheat, but you are able to carry around thousands of gold coins without any problems.

2. SIMS Logic

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SIMS is a great game, especially if you prefer to live other people’s lives instead of yours. Anyway, besides having the possibility of controlling your SIMS, marrying, making children and working, these intelligent, virtual beings seem to have a difficulty with objects in their environment. If they find a letter on the table, they will probably have to eat standing up. Why Sims?

3. Final Fantasy Doctors

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In Final Fantasy there seems to be a solution, potion or device to solve everything, yet somehow, the profession of a doctor is still viable. Basically, in a world where you can literally make arms grow back, or revive a person after he has been impaled with an ice shard, doctors are still needed. I guess this is good news.

4. Cloud’s Amazing Weapon

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I’ve never been a fan of huge swords. Besides the fact that it is impossible to wield them which such speed, how exactly are they supposed to help you get rid of flies?

5. Prince of Persia Logic

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Prince of Persia II was an awesome game. Manufacturers tried to revive it but failed terribly, and disappointed many fans in the process. Anyway, both games had a strange problem. It was possible for your prince to run alongside a 90 degrees flat wall after hanging off a cliff, but if he fell from anywhere higher than 7′ it meant impending death.

6. Hacking into Computers

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Obviously, you couldn’t expect games to require us to actually code and do geeky stuff in order to bypass their computers, but isn’t it a little funny that nearly all of them require you to do crossword puzzles, match-ups, or mazes?

7. Even more FF Infallible Logic

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I’m not trying to bash the Final Fantasy games, because they are among my favorites, but have you never thought it is a bit strange that while taking turns in fights, you don’t move? The only thing you can do is wait for the adversary to attack you and hope that you survive. Only after this happens can you attack back.

8. Stealing in Skyrim

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If you play Skyrim long enough you will eventually become the new Arch Wizard, boss of Winterhold or some sort of king, but your subjects will still fight you over a sweet roll.

9. World in Peril

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Irrespective of the dangers that you will be facing in your virtual universe, more than 50% of games will send inexperienced kids to save it. It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

 I hope you licked our top 9 things that can only make sense in video games inspired from Crac

4 Male Celebrities with Body Flaws and Defects That Make Them More Interesting

You might think celebrities are perfect human beings, with no flaws (except maybe to their character, but let’s not unnecessarily extrapolate) and no defects, especially when some of them make the tops for their beauty, sexiness and desirability on a regular basis. But even celebrities are human, have hobbies, personal preferences, lifestyles and even birth defects, just like everybody else, so there shouldn’t be a surprise that some Hollywood stars roam around carrying some flaws they try to conceal from the scrutinizing eyes of the press. But today we will take a look over 4 male celebrities with body flaws and defects that make them more interesting and assure them we have nothing but respect for their careers and talents.

Mathew Perry wasn’t so good of a friend to his middle finger

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While a child, Mathew Perry was involved in a tiny accident of getting his hand caught in the door and leaving behind as a heroic vestige the tip of his right hand’s middle finger. He grew up without this body part and he grew up to become one of TVs best and most beloved actors. The missing part of his body doesn’t stop him from waving friendly to his fans every time he gets the chance, but now, if you’re getting ready for a Friends rerun, look closely to Mathew’s hands and see if he managed to conceal it altogether in the show.

Denzel Washington and his broken pinky

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Admit it, you never saw Oscar awarded Denzel Washington’s broken pinky in any of his movies. And if you did, kudos to you! The great actor never repaired his broken pinky – an unfortunate consequence of a childhood basketball accident and a medical mistake – but he doesn’t make many efforts in concealing it either. Although in movies it is less likely to spot the flaw, there have been many instances when Denzel was photographed with his right hand pinky bent a full 45 degrees outward.

Stephen Colbert

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Whoever is watching Comedy Central and is a huge fan of the Colbert Report show knows that Stephen has a very weird looking ear. Among the male celebrities with body flaws and defects we are gazing upon today, Stephen’s story involves more than a birth defect or a childhood accident, it involves a tumor that was removed when he was only 10 years old, leading to his ear misshape. We are glad that tumor is out and he doesn’t have any health consequences, as we are huge fans of the man.

Ashton Kutcher managing sexiness and syndactyly like a boss

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If you don’t know what syndactyly is, let’s make it simple for you: it is a condition wherein two or more digits are fused together. Pretty much like in the ducks’ case, but we’re talking about humans here. One of these humans suffering from this condition (and you’d be surprised how widespread it is – the most common congenital malformation of the limbs, with an incidence of 1 in 2000-3000 live births) is hot actor Ashton Kutcher who didn’t opt for a simple medical intervention to correct the body flaw, as he doesn’t seem bothered by it at all. Well, when you’re perfect, a little defect doesn’t matter, does it?

There are plenty of male celebrities with body flaws and defects they try to hide, but there are also some who don’t make much fuss about them, as they know they compensate with their talent, charms and humor even. Some of other celeb figures got their defects removed (like Oprah surgically getting rid of her sixth toe), while others live happy, fulfilling lives and climbing the ladder of success with an extra toe or a missing small body part, which makes them actually more interesting.

3 Historically Famous April Fool’s Day Pranks that Tricked Cohorts of People

Ah, April Fool’s Day, one of the most famous and beloved celebrations all over the world, as it grants everybody the right to pull pranks on people and get away with it. April Fool’s Day jokes and hoaxes are only limited by your imagination and your strategic thinking skills and if you browse the web in the search for some great gags to adjust to your present situation, you will find everything you need, from innocent ones, to diabolic ones that only a cruel mind can pull. However, today we will not just give you a handful of ideas, but we’ll go with the classics and show you 3 historically famous April Fool’s Day pranks plotted by media moguls, corporations and organizations, as it’s not fun to fool just one or two friends, but entire populations. Let’s buckle up and see some true large scale public hoaxes!

Burger King and the Whooper for the Lefties

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The prank: In 1998, Burger King concocted a prank for the American hungry minds and faithful customers, announcing via a one-page ad placed in the USA Today paper that they came up with a new Whooper dedicated to all left – handed people out there, a sandwich containing the same ingredients and flavors, while the condiments were rotated 180° to satisfy the left – handed people tastes and needs.

The consequence: It never crossed peoples’ minds that the Whooper was round, so the 180° was not only a hoax, but a clear offense towards their intelligence, so they all rushed in to get their specific burger, as left handed and right handed customers stood in interminable lines to make sure they get their correct designated Whooper.

Reduced Earth Gravity Made Everybody Jump

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The British media is a living legend in pulling historically famous April Fool’s Day pranks and the British people are legendary in believing everything they are fed up with. But in our opinion, the year of 1976 was one if their cruelest public hoaxes to date.

The prank: On April 1, 1976, BBC Radio 2 astronomer Sir Patrick Moore announced the listeners that due to an upcoming alignment of planets Jupiter and Pluto, Earth will lose its gravitational strength, therefore he advised people to take this once in a life time opportunity by the horns and jump as much as they can in order to experience the unique feeling of floating.

The consequence: A few minutes after the said effect worn off, the lines got flooded with hundreds of callers wanting to publicly announce and describe their low – gravity experience, including statements of levitation around the room. Too bad the astronomical event didn’t happen.

The Swedish Spaghetti Tree

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We told you the British media is the most epic troll when it comes to pulling pranks on millions of innocents at once and 1957 was their best year so far.

The prank: On April 1st 1957, BBC aired a three minute material during the Panorama show, presenting some Swedish peasants being very thrilled to harvest spaghetti from Spaghetti Trees and putting them carefully in their baskets. The show even adverted for the tree, stating that

For those who love this dish, there’s nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti.

The consequence: Right after the show was over, the BBC phone rang ferociously and impatiently, as millions of people called to ask how could they get a Spaghetti Tree of their own. BBC has always had a sense of humor, so they actually answered the callers by telling them

Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.

Now because some had the means and opportunity to fool hundreds of people at once, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the day by pulling pranks on their family members, friends or co – workers. So have fun and become legendary!

The Craziest Bathroom Designs Around

You might think that there is very little you can do to make a bathroom look weird. You would be hopelessly wrong, as these crazy bathroom designs show us.

The Bicycle Bathroom

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Have you got a boring bathroom you want to spruce up a bit and a bicycle you need to put somewhere? Hey, I’ve got a great plan for you. Seriously, who puts a pedal powered mode of transport in the smallest room in the house? Well, this person, obviously.

The Erotic Bathroom

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Could we call this an erotic bathroom? Shucks, if you don’t me calling it that then I will. Whatever you call these erotic and crazy bathroom fittings, washing your hands in here is sure to be a surreal experience.

The Aquarium Bathroom

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Putting a toilet inside an aquarium is a fantastic idea, really. After all, having a bunch of fish gawping at you isn’t going to put you off, is it? It would probably be quite a relaxing place to sit down and let things happen naturally.

The Intimidating Urinals

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Could you go for a wee in one of these urinals? To be honest, it all looks a bit intimidating. This is the bathroom in a hotel in Queenstown in New Zealand and it is definitely creative.

The Revolving Bathroom Thing

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This contraption kind of scares me as well. As far as I can tell, there is a toilet on the bottom, then a sink on top of that. The whole thing seems to move and sort of revolve, which isn’t normally the kind of motion I like while I’m doing my business in this room.

The Mannequin Toilet

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So, you are desperate for a leak and you go running into the toilet. What is the last thing you want to find in there? That’s right; a bunch of freaky mannequins. This crazy toilet is located in a shopping centre in the north of Portugal.

The Scary Toilets

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Am I the only person feeling a bit disturbed by the last few toilets we’ve look at here? It all started off tamely enough but not we’ve got creepy mannequins, bizarre machines and blatant intimidation. Now we have this device which looks as though it may reach out and grab our delicate private parts at any time.

The Ice Bathroom

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This is an ice bathroom, which is a pretty worrying concept, isn’t it? There are so many levels of weirdness about this design that I don’t even know where to start. Let’s see, would the placing of hot bottoms and the insertion of, err, warm human waste substances not melt the toilet? Can you imagine the consequences of that happening? As for the bath, you would surely need to fill it with cold water to stop it melting or the room being filled with banks of condensation.

The Field of Toilets

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If I haven’t made you go running straight to the bathroom yet then this picture might do the trick. Here we have a field filled with hundreds of toilets, in Beirut. It isn’t a crazy bathroom as such, but rather a bunch of pieces waiting to get installed. Still, it’s a great picture and I love how they’ve all been lined up so artistically.