"North Korea ready for nuclear attack". "Creative sector crucial to UK economy". "United Airlines changes its policy on displacing customers". "World’s oldest person dies aged 117". "Easter carnage as drunken revellers take advantage of the four-day Bank Holiday". "UK house price growth at lowest for four years". "Office skyscraper rents in Melbourne and Sydney rise faster than in any other global city". "Bottas takes maiden pole position in Bahrain". "Rampant Tottenham close gap on Chelsea". "Boy, aged 8, drove sister to McDonald’s after learning to drive from YouTube".
These are a selection of headlines over the past week from the world of politics, economics, property, sport and outright random. However, with it being Easter, we thought our loyal readers would prefer a break from the world’s goings-on. Instead, and maintaining The Weekly’s own Easter tradition, here are a few ‘egg-cellent’ facts to share with your families:
- The largest ever Easter egg hunt was in Florida, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.
- In 2007, an Easter egg covered in diamonds sold for almost £9 million. The egg is special because every hour a cockerel made of jewels pops up from the top of the egg, flaps its wings four times, nods its head three times and makes a crowing noise!
- One in three Easter eggs bought as gifts will not be delivered as they are eaten before they leave the house!
- In addition to the 90 million chocolate bunnies and 91.4 billion eggs, Americans consume more than 16 billion jellybeans. That’s enough to circle the globe three times over!
- Chocolate sales for Easter in the UK make up 10% percentage of the annual chocolate sales.
- Workers at Cadbury in Birmingham produce 1.5 million Creme Eggs every day. If you were to pile them up, the height would be 10 times the height of Mount Everest.
- The fastest a Creme Egg has been eaten is 8.65 seconds! It’s now over to you to get your name into the record books!