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Easter eggs are seen in a basket at an Easter market in the western Austrian village of Innsbruck.

Easter Eggs - Too pretty to eat!

The Easter Egg symbolizes the empty tomb of Jesus Christ – a sign of his

resurrection from the dead. Traditionally, an Easter Egg is a reminder

of eternal life. Eggs are also a symbol of fertility that pre-dates

Christianity. Decorated ostrich eggshells over 60,000 years old have

been discovered in Africa and adorned the tombs of ancient Egyptians and

Sumerians over 5,000 years ago. The Easter Egg Hunt is a popular

tradition in some countries, with eggs hidden away (supposedly by the

Easter Bunny) for children to find on Easter morning. The sheer variety

of Easter eggs is mind-boggling – they come painted, printed and

embroidered with signature types from France, Belarus, Sweden and the

Czech Republic. Though chicken eggs were used traditionally, in modern

times eggs of chocolate, jelly and marzipan are common, as are plastic

eggs with jelly-bean fillings.

Take a look at these fascinating Easter Eggs from around the world.

  • Cause of Ohio HS Football Player's Death Determined as Game Video Released

    The Ohio high school football player whose death came two days after he suffered a game-related injury died of peritonitis, or inflammation of the abdominal cavity lining, which resulted from a small-bowel laceration caused by blunt impact to his abdomen, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said. Andre Jackson’s autopsy was performed today, as video emerged showing his collision with an opposing team member in a game last week. In the video, Jackson, visible by his No. 48 jersey, can be seen attempting to retrieve the ball before he appears to be unintentionally kicked in his abdomen by a member of the Solon High School football team.

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  • Arnold Palmer's Longtime Assistant on the Golf Legend's Life and Death: He Was a Great Golfer and Even Greater Man

    The title of Arnold Palmer's final memoir that's due out in a few weeks is called A Life Well Played, which couldn't be more appropriate, especially now in light of his passing Sunday at age 87. "His shoulder never healed and it started a bit of a downward spiral," his personal assistant for 50 years, Doc Giffin, tells PEOPLE. Palmer, the winner of 62 PGA Tour titles and seven major championships, could no longer play the game he loved so much, the game that had given the greenskeeper's son from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, so much.

    People
  • Steven Matz to undergo “imminent” elbow surgery

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed the media about the status of starter Steven Matz on Tuesday afternoon. Alderson said that Matz will undergo “imminent” elbow surgery to address a bone spur in the lefty’s elbow, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Matz was expected to return this past Friday, but was scratched due to shoulder soreness.

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  • Fantasy Freak Show pod: Kenneth Dixon and other waiver wire adds

    Kenneth Dixon #30 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball during a preseason NFL game against the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Brad Evans and Dalton Del Don open the podcast discussing fantasy ramifications from all of the

    Roto Arcade
  • Jets need Fitzpatrick to step up following career-high six INTs

    The New York Jets need Ryan Fitzpatrick to play like he did in Week 2 when he threw for 374 yards as opposed to how he played on Sunday when he threw six interceptions in a 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Why Chelsea are no longer a world-class team

    After a desperately disappointing Premier League campaign that resulted in a below-par mid-table finish, Chelsea were looking to bounce back in this campaign. Chelsea have a billionaire owner, a recent history of success and a terrific manager, but they do not have a world-class team anymore.

    FC Yahoo
  • Preliminary entry list for Truck Series race at Las Vegas

    There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for the Camping World Truck Series’ DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. There are no Sprint Cup drivers in the race, which is the last standalone event for the Truck series. The only truck without a driver attached yet is the No. 07 owned by Bobby Dotter. In this race last year, John Wes Townley won his first NASCAR race on pit strategy after starting second and leading 23 laps.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Pavel Buchnevich is playing for the Rangers tonight

    Alain Vigneault said that Pavel Buchnevich is a young player with "tremendous upside" but that "it's up to him, with our help, to help him be the best player he can be." Mika Zibanejad said that from his short time with Buchnevich he can tell that he is "really skilled," passes the puck well, brings lots of speed and is "fun to play with." (NYR) Zibanejad said that the key to working with Buchnevich now is to keep things simple with speaking and to use words that he understands. He added that that Buchnevich is a "smart guy when it comes to hockey and knows how to play."   (NYR) Chris Kreider said that Buchnevich's English has gotten a lot better and that he is a very amicable guy who is getting

    SNY
  • Artemi Panarin wants $6M per season on new deal: Report

    Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin won the Calder Trophy last season and helped Patrick Kane to his Hart Trophy with outstanding play on their top line. According to the Chicago Tribune, Panarin is seeking a six-year deal with in excess of $6 million per season. Panarin’s agent, Tom Lynn, said last week that the sides were in discussions on a new deal for the winger, who will be a restricted free agent following the 2016-17 season.

    Puck Daddy
  • Roundtable: Remembering Les Miles' time at LSU

    One of the quirkiest and most colorful coaches in college football was let go from his job Sunday. Les Miles is a national treasure; at LSU, he was poor at clock management but quick with the one-liner. The school fired him on Sunday after he started

    Dr. Saturday
  • The Cardinals were jeered at home last night

    The Cardinals got shellacked 15-2 by the Reds, one of baseball’s worst teams, last night. In so doing they fell a half game behind the Giants for the second Wild Card. Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch wrote about last night’s game. What struck him was the reaction from the crowd at Busch Stadium: And the fans, in a rare moment of pique, let the Cardinals hear about it, first booing and then erupting in a Bronx cheer when the final out of a seven-run fourth was recorded. They booed a little more later on and then many of them beat the traffic, with some of them at least leaving with a Grateful Dead T-shirt, a special theme night promotion . . . The paid crowd to witness the carnage was

    HardballTalk
  • Brett Brown assures Nerlens Noel he’ll get paid if he plays inside

    As Nerlens Noel pointed out, the 76ers have too many young, talented big men – which is the biggest reason Philadelphia probably won’t extend Noel’s contract by the Oct. 31 deadline. That has to be a little disappointing for Noel, who didn’t ask to

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  • Mets sign a ball for a fan

    A young fan gets hit on the arm by a foul ball and the Mets take it, sign it and give it back to the boy along with a bat

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  • KD's newest shoe inspired by Kobe sneaker

    Kevin Durant embarked on the biggest summer of his career with a life-altering decision to make, entering free agency for the first time in his nine years in the NBA. Just after he announced he’d be joining the Golden State Warriors, he wanted to get back on the hardwood as soon as possible, doing what he loves most. “I just want to play,” Durant told The Vertical just before the 2016 Olympics.

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  • England: Allardyce in hot water after controversial Telegraph report

    Sam Allardyce might be in a bit of trouble. The England manager has been “caught” on tape by undercover Telegraph reporters in what’s being called a sting. Some of the banter is simply Allardyce being Allardyce — ripping on personalities he doesn’t like — and won’t affect much at all. Being outspoken isn’t a crime, after all. Other talk, though, could be quite damaging to the ex-Sunderland and Bolton boss. Allardyce reportedly flirted with getting big money to speak to a company that would be pitching third party ownership of players, which is strictly prohibited by FIFA. From The Telegraph: He agreed to travel to Singapore and Hong Kong as an ambassadorand explained to the “businessmen” how

    ProSoccerTalk
  • FIFA under fire for disbanding anti-racism task force

    By Chris Bertram MANCHESTER (Reuters) - World soccer's governing body FIFA was under fire on Monday for winding up its anti-racism task force with former presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan describing the move as worrying and shameful. FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura confirmed the decision when she spoke to the Soccerex conference in Manchester, saying the task force had a "very specific mandate". "We can live with perception (created by disbanding the task force) but we are taking very firm action." However, Prince Ali, a former FIFA executive committee member who has twice run for the presidency, said that "the notion that the current FIFA leadership believes that the task force’s recommendations have been implemented is shameful." He added that the announcement was "incredibly worrying".

    Reuters
  • Draymond Green says he will stand for anthem, criticism of Kaepernick “ridiculous”

    At the same time, expect all those guys to back Collin Kaepernick and others who have done these protests. The latest example came from the Golden State Warriors media day and Draymond Green. Here is what he said in a passionate talk about the protests, via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News.

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  • The Nominees for PGA Tour Player of the Year Are In

    Who will take home the PGA Tour's last honor of the season? Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, and Henrik Stenson were nominated for the Player of the Year award on Tuesday, with Johnson leading as the favorite. The nominees for Rookie of the Year are Smylie Kaufman, Emiliano Grillo, and Si Woo Kim.

    Golf
  • LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux suspended after arrest

    Davon Godchaux (57) is a three-year starter at defensive tackle for LSU. LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux has been indefinitely suspended following a Monday morning arrest. According to multiple reports, Godchaux was charged with false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery/child endangerment following an alleged incident with his girlfriend, who was also arrested because of conflicting stories.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Officials: Speed, impact likely killed Jose Fernandez

    Some details have been released in connection with the investigation into the boat crash which killed Jose Fernandez. Lorenzo Veloz, an official with the Florida Wildlife Commission, told USA Today that the boat carrying Jose Fernandez and two others was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck rocks as it approached a channel near the port of Miami. While autopsy results have not yet been released, it is likely that trauma from the crash, and not drowning, is what killed the boat’s passengers. Veloz said it did not appear that Fernandez was driving and that, while it was a boat he used often, it did not belong to him. Rather, it belonged to one of the other men killed in the crash. Veloz

    HardballTalk
  • Tanaka to be examined by doctor, last start in question

    Dr. Chris Ahmad, a New York Yankees physician, will examine RHP Masahiro Tanaka's forearm on Tuesday to determine whether or not Tanaka can pitch again this season.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Les Miles: I still support LSU

    The head coach - who was fired by the school on Sunday - joined the "The Dan Patrick Show" to talk about the end of his run in Baton Rouge after more than 11 seasons.

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  • NHRA: Ron Capps, Doug Kalitta one step closer to first championships

    As the six-race NHRA Countdown to the Championship moves into its third round, Doug Kalitta and Ron Capps have one word on their mind. Well, two words, actually, but one will equal the second. The first word is “sixteen” – as in the number of rounds of competition that remain this season. And, if they successfully get through most of those 16 rounds beating the guy or girl in the other lane, that second word is “one” – as in finishing the season No. 1 as champions in their respective NHRA drag racing classes: Top Fuel for Kalitta and Funny Car for Capps. “One” has even more significance for both drivers as the have each toiled on the straight-line for 20 and 22 years apiece, yet both have never

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Jacob Trouba’s agent expands on trade request

    Jacob Trouba‘s agent Kurt Overhardt repeatedly shot down certain questions as “private” matters regarding a very public trade request from the Winnipeg Jets, yet his interview on TSN’s Hustler & Lawless spoke volumes about the impasse. From the sound of things, it would be tough for the Jets to get Trouba to change course and sign a deal with the team. Trouba seeks a spot as a top two defenseman, or at least one of a team’s top two options on the right side, something Overhardt firmly believes cannot happen in Winnipeg. He quickly deflected hypothetical scenarios regarding Dustin Byfuglien moving to the left or Tyler Myers getting bumped down the Jets’ depth chart. “None of this is happening

    ProHockeyTalk
  • John Wall limited at Wizards’ camp, no timeline for full return

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall will be limited at training camp after undergoing knee surgery over the summer and the team has no timeline for his return. Coach Scott Brooks doesn’t know if Wall will play in any preseason games. In May, Wall had a procedure on the patella tendon in his left knee and an arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

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