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Easter is on Sunday, and Americans are expected to spend around $2.4 BILLION just on candy. With that in mind, here are five random facts about Easter candy . . .
- Easter is the second-biggest candy holiday of the year. Halloween is first, followed by Easter.
- 87% of parents will buy or make an Easter basket for their kids. And 81% of them will STEAL candy from their kid’s stash.
- 89% of people believe the proper way to eat a chocolate bunny is ears first. 5% like to eat the feet first and 4% go for the tail.
- More than 1.5 BILLION Peeps are consumed each year. And there are 35 flavors of Peeps available each Easter season.
- Americans eat more than 16 million jelly beans during Easter. That’s enough jelly beans to circle the globe three times.
(Wallet Hub / Elite Daily / Bustle)
Here are some random facts for you . . .
- American cheese was invented by a Canadian guy. James Kraft was born in Canada in 1874, moved to Chicago in 1903, and created American cheese in 1916.
- Iowa has the fewest official state items, like state bird, state flower, or state drink . . . they’ve only got eight. Massachusetts has the most . . . they’ve got 44.
- WWE WrestleMania was almost called the Colossal Tussle. That was the name Vince McMahon came up with back in 1985. (WrestleMania 31 is Sunday night.)
- There’s only one person who’s ever won a Nobel Prize AND an Oscar. George Bernard Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1938 . . . both for “Pygmalion”.Al Gore ALMOST won both . . . he got the Nobel Prize, but the Oscar for “An Inconvenient Truth” went to the director, Davis Guggenheim.
- America tried to buy Greenland back in 1946, and offered Denmark $100 million . . . but got turned down.
(Gizmodo / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Uproxx / Wikipedia / Wikipedia)