Fun Facts – Easter Edition

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When you are learning, important changes take place in your brain including the creation of new connections between your neurons. This phenomenon is called neuroplasticity. The more you practice, the stronger these connections become.

It’s Easter time, and how excited are we? Because just thinking about those chocolate bunnies and fun family Easter activities, I mean, hello Easter basket making, we have missed you, is enough to get our adrenaline running and our brains firing. Here are some fun and interesting facts you may not know about Easter.

Number one, the largest chocolate Easter egg on record was a whopping 34 feet tall and weighed almost 16,000 pounds.

Number two, the Easter Bunny made its way to America in the 19th century. Germans who immigrated to America brought the tradition of the Osterhase with them, which basically is a bunny who magically lays eggs.

Number three, Easter’s date changes every single year. It’s always on a Sunday, but the actual date all depends on the moon’s cycles. It always takes place the Sunday after the Paschal full moon.

Number four, in relation to Easter clothes, the tale used to go like this. If you wear new clothes on Easter, then the rest of your year would be filled with good luck.

Number five, 16 billion, with a B, jelly beans are produced in the US every year. In 2022, enough jelly beans were consumed to circle the earth more than five times.

Number six, the first White House Easter Egg Roll was held in 1878. The story of how it started is really pretty cute. Apparently, President Rutherford B. Hayes was out for a stroll when he stopped by children who gave him the idea of an Easter egg roll. It’s safe to say he adored it because it has been a tradition ever since.

Number seven, most years, more candy is sold the week before Easter than the week before Halloween.

Number eight, egg decorating is a time honored tradition that actually began in Ukraine.

Number nine, back in the 1950s, it took an astonishing 27 hours to make one candy Peep by hand. Now, 2 billion Peeps are made every single year.

Number 10, in Switzerland, there’s an Easter bird instead of an Easter bunny. The cuckoo bird is the animal responsible for delivering Easter eggs. I guess if you think about it that makes a lot more sense than an Easter bunny. Hope you enjoyed making some new neuron connections while learning these fun facts. Happy Easter! Wanna learn more about your brain and how it functions? Call and schedule your brain map today.

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April 5, 2023