Archive for April, 2014

April 22, 2014

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Enough plastic is produced in the United States each year to shrink wrap Texas.

Source: http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com

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April 22, 2014

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Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4000 kilowatt hours of electricity.  This is enough energy to power the average American home for 5 months.

Source: http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com

April 22, 2014

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Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth in the morning and before bedtimes can save up to 8 gallons of water per day. This is a savings of 240 gallons per month.

Source:www.benefits-of-recycling.com

April 22, 2014

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Americans throw away 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour.

Source: http://www.dosometing.org

April 19, 2014

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 Consecrated eggs were used by Christians in church ceremonies until the 4th century, when eggs became forbidden during Lent.  However as spring was the peak laying time for hens there was an excess of eggs.  This led to the practice of hard boiling and decorating them in bright colors as a gift for children on Easter Sunday, the end of the Lenten fasting.

Source: http://www.cadburyworld.co.uk

April 18, 2014

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Ham come to be the traditional favorite for Easter dinner because in pre-refrigeration days, hogs were slaughtered in the fall and cured for six to seven months. Just in time for Easter.

Source: http://www.weirdfacts.com

April 17, 2014

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Easter is a moveable holiday, it is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.

Source: http://www.weirdfacts.com

April 15, 2014

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The tradition of dyeing eggs originates from Ukraine and is called Pysanky.

Source: http://www.smackagency.com