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Old 01-17-2008, 05:54 PM   #6821
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It's funny, the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture was a pencil sharpener, but I just figured that was too easy! Good job Katie!

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That was the furthest thing from my mind. Like I said, I just can't believe the time and effort went into building such a bulky contraption to sharpen pencils.
Not unless they were used at a pencil manufacturer that supplied presharpened ones.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:15 PM   #6822
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That was the furthest thing from my mind. Like I said, I just can't believe the time and effort went into building such a bulky contraption to sharpen pencils.
Not unless they were used at a pencil manufacturer that supplied presharpened ones.
I think I must have seen one in the past. I don't think I would have thought of it otherwise.

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Old 01-18-2008, 03:25 PM   #6823
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Okay, y'all. What are these? What's significant about them?
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:28 PM   #6824
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I know I have seen them before, but I can't remember what they are! It is kind of tickling the edges of my brain, so hopefully I will remember!

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Old 01-18-2008, 03:29 PM   #6825
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They are plastic babies that go in King Cakes that are baked during Marti Gras
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:51 PM   #6826
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Yep, Uncle Bob. They ARE Mardi Gras King Cake babies. You're up.

Don't forget, everyone, Mardi Gras is February 5th this year. Get your babies for your cakes.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:01 PM   #6827
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They put plastic pieces INSIDE the cake?
What is that for? Does it symbolize fertility or something..... or if you choke on one, then they know to shut you off from the bar?
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:11 PM   #6828
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They put plastic pieces INSIDE the cake?
What is that for? Does it symbolize fertility or something..... or if you choke on one, then they know to shut you off from the bar?
Here's a little history on the King Cakes and the babies that are cooked into them.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:14 PM   #6829
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Sheesh! I just read about these in my Daily Guideposts. LOL pacanis! They symbolize the wise men bringing gifts to the Christ Child. According to the article I read, whoever finds the baby has to bring a King Cake to the next gathering.

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Thanks for posting that link Katie, it is very interesting. I had a feeling you were on top of things and were probably posting as I wrote my post!

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