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Old 30 March 2016, 03:32 AM
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We had candies and real eggs. That's how I know eating too many eggs in one day won't kill you because once the eggfights were over it was egg salad, devilled eggs, egg sandwiches...

This isn't a 'meme to annoy me' story but, hijackably, Easter is one of several holidays that hasn't quite jumped the culture gap and there's really no way to even know when it is here. But recently we've seen a few imported Easter candies. So papa ganz got the smallest ganz family member a big chocolate Queen Elsa egg. She was so excited and opened it right way only to find, "Well, gee. There's nothing inside!" She wasn't upset so much as amazed. Seems I forgot to tell her that some chocolate eggs don't come with a surprise. Anyway, well, she got her surprise! She was very understanding and fortunately I happened to have a small stash of Elsa eggs that were not Easter eggs and this time the surprise was something tangible.
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Old 30 March 2016, 03:48 AM
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When I was little Easter was candies, chocolates a small toy or two, and, most importantly, a new outfit. I have adorable, and so very obviously dated, pictures of my sisters and myself in little dresses and hats and even little white gloves. We coloured real eggs for Easter but our Easter egg hunts were for candy eggs the real eggs were in a dish on the table and were for decoration only - we must have been very wasteful because I don't think we ate them. My recollection is that they got pitched out but thinking it over perhaps my parents ate them.
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Old 30 March 2016, 03:55 AM
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We got candy in our basket and hunted for real eggs. The eggs were often eaten by themselves though a large number of them were converted into Eggs Golderod, my favorite breakfast.

An interesting aside on Easter eggs, when my kids were young, the two halves of plastic eggs were usually divided width wise (around the eggs equator). Not it seems that eggs are usually divided length wise. Why is that?
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Old 30 March 2016, 04:18 AM
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Memethat annoys me:

http://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/pediatricians-call-it-what-it-is-child-abuse

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The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse.

Why it annoys me: It's 'pediatricians', all right, but I'll let the SPLC pick it up from there:

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-h...cting-children

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The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) has done as much to defame gays and lesbians, all in the name of protecting children.
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ACPeds is believed to have no more than 200 members, a tiny fraction of the nearly 60,000 professionals who belong to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The rest of their post on the group is also worth reading.
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Old 30 March 2016, 02:15 PM
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An interesting aside on Easter eggs, when my kids were young, the two halves of plastic eggs were usually divided width wise (around the eggs equator). Not it seems that eggs are usually divided length wise. Why is that?
We just did an event at work with plastic eggs, and they divide along the equator.
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Old 30 March 2016, 02:19 PM
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I just bought plastic eggs for an egg hunt, and all of the eggs I saw in the store divided in the middle if you stand the egg up on its point, which if I'm understanding correctly the descriptions, would be the equator.
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Old 30 March 2016, 02:21 PM
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Now I'm wondering whether we all mean the same thing by equator.

The plastic eggs at my work, if you stand them on their end, split top and bottom. That's what I remember seeing when my daughter was young, too. I can't recall seeing any that open the other way.
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Old 30 March 2016, 03:08 PM
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The only time I consistently notice real eggs being split the way Beachlife describes if for devilled eggs, otherwise they always seem to be cut in half but in a not the same but sort of way I recently noticed the recommendation that stuffed peppers be cut length wise rather than around the middle so perhaps this is the new trend where cooking is concerned? Which has made its way to some plastic eggs?
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Old 30 March 2016, 03:10 PM
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So you get one piece that is the pointy end, and one piece that is the fat end, right? And the other kind you wind up with two symmetrical halves. I remember that kind, but I think maybe it was from when I was old enough to not do egg hunting anymore.
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Old 30 March 2016, 03:11 PM
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Maybe it was the particular brand we purchased this year. We bought several different packages, but they might have all been made by the same company, I didn't check. They all split like deviled eggs.
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Old 30 March 2016, 03:17 PM
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So you get one piece that is the pointy end, and one piece that is the fat end, right?
Yes. I don't remember ever seeing the other kind.
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Old 30 March 2016, 03:28 PM
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Late to the game, but I find the "I don't usually X, but when I do I Y" meme seriously irritating. A little goes a long, long way. Also, no, you can't put any random thing in for X and Y and have it come out funny.

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Old 30 March 2016, 04:12 PM
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All the plastic eggs I know split along the equator, with the exception of Silly Putty eggs. Those split the long way, and as far as I know always have.
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Old 30 March 2016, 05:13 PM
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For what it is worth, we have had both types of plastic eggs. However, the eggs I like are Kinder Eggs.
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Old 30 March 2016, 05:15 PM
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The L'Eggs pantyhose eggs split along the equator. I think they don't sell them in eggs anymore- the packaging to product ratio was a bit too high.

Most of the larger eggs, such as papier-mâché-like eggs or chocolate eggs, especially those which have smaller eggs inside, tend to split symmetrically.
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Old 30 March 2016, 05:55 PM
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When I told my co-workers that my parents never gave me an easter basket full of goodies, you'd've thought I said they beat me with a baseball bat. We got empty baskets to use for hunting eggs after church, but Easter as a gift giving occasion was actively frowned upon by my parents.
http://www.mommyish.com/2016/03/25/s...r-on-facebook/
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Old 30 March 2016, 08:48 PM
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I don't usually eat chocolate eggs, but when I do I cuttlefish.
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Old 31 March 2016, 06:45 AM
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I would expect more industrially produced eggs to split the long way (symetrically) because that way you have to have only one mold to produce "left" and "right" halves (unless it's Twix eggs, of course). For eggs that split along the equator (fat end and pointy end), you need to molds.

All the Easter eggs I saw this year that were made up from two halves did split the long way.
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Old 31 March 2016, 06:58 AM
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I think for the symmetrical-split eggs, you still need two molds, because of the way they fit together--one side has to be the "innie" and the other the "outie" at the seam, if that makes sense.
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Old 31 March 2016, 02:23 PM
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In my experience, plastic eggs split open round the equator, but chocolate eggs have their seam running via the polar regions, presumably for ease of production.
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