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Easter Candy by the Numbers
Who doesn’t love Easter candy? According to the National Confectioners Association, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans are made for Easter each year. It takes just six seconds to create the popular Peep marshmallow, and five million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced each day to prep for the holiday. The most fattening Easter candy is Palmer peanut butter cups, with 240 calories per serving and 16 grams of fat. The runner up is Palmer Milk Chocolate Bunnies and Carrots, with 200 calories per serving and 12 grams of fat. While a serving of Peeps has zero grams of fat and only 140 calories, it has 34 grams of sugar. Now that’s a sugar high!
Mystery Miniature Door in San Francisco
There is a mystery in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. A tiny door appeared one week ago at the base of an elm tree, but no one knows how it got there or what it’s for. Crowds are gathering and the theories are rolling in. One person said it’s proof the Keebler elves really exist, while another person said, “It’s a very tiny coffee shop.” Others are suggesting it’s for squirrels or possibly even local hobbits.