Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Paranormal Romance Author Danica Winters

I have a love of learning odd facts.  As such, I would love to wish you a Happy Easter by sharing the top ten odd facts (shared via Tip TopTens.com  and Everything Easter) about this special holiday! 

10. The most common thing to eat first from a chocolate bunny is the ears (at a rate of 76%).

9. Peeps are the most popular candy, selling more than 700 million on Easter.

8. Milk chocolate is preferred to dark at a ratio of 65% to 27%.

7.  Germany made the first chocolate egg in the 19th century.

6.  Easter comes in second as the biggest candy consuming holiday, right behind Halloween.

5.  Even at the White House the are Easter events.  Since 1878 (President Hayes), there has been an annual tradition of rolling Easter eggs across the lawn.

4. 16 billion jelly beans are made in preparation from Easter.  That is enough to fill a 9 story plastic egg. 

3. The most famous decorated Easter eggs were those made  by the well-known goldsmith, Peter Carl Faberge. In 1883 the  Russian Czar, Alexander, commissioned Faberge to make a special  Easter gift for his wife, the Empress Marie.

2. Americans spend 2 billion dollars on Easter goodies, and eat  7.1 billion pounds of Easter goodies each year! With 60 million  chocolate bunnies being sold each Easter.

1. In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep. Today  it takes six minutes.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, spent with people you love. Have a wonderful Easter!

-Danica Winters