Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's All in the Numbers



Fun Facts about Easter...
  • The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.
  • 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter each year.
  • 16 billion jelly beans are made for Easter.
  • Each day, 5 million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced in preparation for Easter.
  • Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday behind only Halloween.
  • 88 percent of adults carry on the Easter tradition of creating Easter baskets for their kids.
  • 76 percent of people eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25-ft high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal steel frame.
  • In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep. Today it takes 6 minutes.
Sources:

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/eastercandy1.html#ixzz1qwuKakb4
http://www.candyusa.com/FunStuff/FunFactsDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=985

A cute idea for some "unique" journaling on an Easter/spring page, would be to write your own statistics. 

Some examples for Easter:
_____ Easter Eggs Dyed
_____Cadbury Eggs Eaten
_____cost of a chocolate bunny

Some examples for Spring:
_____Hours flying kites
_____Flower pots planted
_____Visits to the zoo

The possibilities are endless, for some more statistic ideas see page 4 of Jill Marie's Creativity Prompts April 2011.

Happy journaling!!!

1 comment:

  1. Have I missed the April Kit? I was just wondering. Sometimes I miss the obvious:)

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