A slightly confused looking Hamster shows off her Easter Bonnet (Telegraph Images)


As it is Easter Sunday, we thought we'd give our readership a break from our in-depth analysis of all matters financial, property and sport-related.  Instead, and in keeping with our Easter tradition, here are a few festive "facts" to share with the family over the dinner table;

  1. Easter is celebrated in many different ways around the world.  In Slovakia, folk tradition dictates that the fairer sex are whipped with willow branches and doused in water with the aim of making them more beautiful.  All in the name of good fun of course!
  2. For those in search of a more traditional experience, thousands of people flock each year to Tierra Santa in Argentina - the world's first religious theme park - where every 60 minutes a plastic model of Jesus is "resurrected". 
  3. In Australia, where rabbits (and even it would seem Easter bunnies!) are widely regarded as pests, the native "Easter Bilbies" take on the important role of delivering eggs.
  4. When it comes to how best to eat your chocolate bunny, a survey revealed that 76% of people bite off the ears first, 5% go for the feet and 4% opt for the tail.  We have no idea where the remaining 15% start?!
  5. The record for the Creme Egg Challenge is held by Miki Sudo from Las Vegas.  He ate 50 of them in 6 minutes and 15 seconds!  That is one egg every 7.5 seconds and totals a whopping 8,100 calories.
  6. Almost one in five children say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays!  Sadly our source didn't reveal what percentage of adults are similarly afflicted!

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