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Old 03-14-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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Cool Easter stuff

I got this email from Barbara so if its been posted already and I missed it, please forgive me. I thought it was kind of cool.

Making History (Easter Facts)

Do you realize how early Easter is this year? It's March 23! As you
may know, Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon
after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is
based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify
Passover, which is why it moves around in date on our Roman based
calendar.

I found out a couple of things you might be interested in. Based on
the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that
is pretty rare.

Here's the interesting history information. This year is the earliest
Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives!
Only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early
(95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see
it a day earlier! Here's the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year
2228 (220 years from now).

2) The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older,
you are the only ones that were around for that!).

3) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the
year 2285 (277 years from now).

4) The last time it was on March 22 was 1818.

So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

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Old 03-14-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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I did not know that. I knew it was always Sunday but never really thought about which Sunday.

At work, some of the other offices sponser trivia. This week was a St Patty's day question. I just learned a lot Googling for the answer.
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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sorry

I just LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:51 PM   #5
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I saw a different version of this, Elf!
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:35 PM   #6
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:08 AM   #7
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OK guys, I debated yanking this whole thread for a time, but smarter folks than I suggested that instead I remove the posts that lead us in the religious direction, and remind everyone we can't DO that here. Lets leave it at bunnies and chocolate and cool information please. For those of you whose posts were removed, my apologies, we are just going to keep this as generic as possible. Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:25 AM   #8
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That is interesting.
I miss the kids tradition of Easter. Painting eggs, hiding them and the baskets!! I get in a depression every year seeing the ads and what people are doing. I wish my dang kids would get their lives going already!! LOL
And here is a peep show for you. Delete it if you think it's too much.
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- Stacy - that is sooooooooooooooo BAD!!!!
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LOL!! I love the "Peep Show." I guess I just have a weakness for pink bunnies in sparkly underwear. Sick. Sick. :)

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