The Easter Bunny



From wikipedia: "The Easter Bunny or Easter Rabbit (sometimes Spring Bunny in the U.S.[1][2][3]) is a character depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs, who sometimes is depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Father Christmas, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holiday."

The Easter Bunny – a simple rabbit that performs almost the same duties as Santa Claus… but without the support staff. No flying reindeers, no sleigh, no elves to build toys. No, the Easter Bunny has to do it all on his own. Can you imagine a little rabbit hauling just a bunch of candy? Imagine the eggs, not just having to carry them around, but also having to hardboil them all! And then hide them! AHHHH! Santa has all kinds of magic (and Elves) to get his duties done, what does this bunny have? Nothing!

And what's the deal with the eggs? Why is a rabbit hiding eggs laid by a chicken?

So….

I started to wonder how much weight this magic bunny has to carry around just in eggs. I have no idea the number of kids who have eggs hidden for them, so I'll just use some obviously low numbers.

1 egg is about 2oz. If we assume each city has 100 kids that have to find eggs, and that each one has to find 8 eggs (just to make an even pound per kid), and pretend that there are only 1,000 cities that need to be visited – that comes out to 100,000lbs of eggs (1lb x 100kids * 1,000cities = 100,000). Crazy!

What about the volume? In the above example we have  800,000 eggs at 2oz each, there are 128fl oz in a gallon, so that gives us 64 eggs per gallon (ignore the switch from oz to fl oz please 🙂 ), or 12,500 gallons of eggs.

So even using extremely conservative numbers, and sloppy math, we can see the insanity that this bunny has to deal with. My suggestion to the Easter Bunny: form an army of monkeys and send out the Easter Monkeys to do the leg work.

Yep, I said it. Easter Monkeys.

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3 Comments »

  1. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    Hey, if he (or she) has to haul the eggs of a chicken, I see no reason why he (or she) cannot employ yet another species. Perhaps thinks could be expedited by using Easter Cheetahs?

    April 7, 2012 @ 8:50 am


  2. Tom (112 comments) said,

    The Easter Bunny is associated with spring which is associated with fertility which is symbolized by eggs. Where chocolate fits in should be obvious: it fits in everywhere! 😀

    Maybe the Easter Bunny travels on Easter Cheetahs, but the Easter Cheetahs are just too chill to take any accolades or recognition … and have the strength and power to ensure it stays that way!

    April 9, 2012 @ 1:24 pm


  3. spudart (890 comments) said,

    I am leaving a comment on your blog.

    June 7, 2012 @ 4:47 pm


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