Fun Fact Friday: Easter Egg

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March 29, 2013 by Diniquette

*In Germany they used eggs, dyed like Easter eggs, as birth certificates. They were dyed bright, solid colors and could legally be used as proof of birth. (someone needs to get Maury Povich on this!)

*Persians first began using colored eggs to celebrate spring in 3000 B.C. On the first day of spring, they would give each other an egg dyed red.

*There was a Turkish King who asked a goldsmith to make a beautiful Easter Egg for his wife. It was made out of gold and silver, which opened to a smaller egg, which opened to a small golden chicken and the Turkish coat of arms. (gotta love those Turkish Kings.)

*Laying eggs is hard work! It takes 24-26 hours to complete the process, according to research from the University of Illinois-Urbana. Even the best brood hens cannot lay more than one egg a day.

Happy Easter Everyone!
(I expect to be in a sugar coma after stuffing my face with Cadbury Creme Eggs!)


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