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A street vendor waits for customers as she sells traditional Easter eggs at Prague's Wenceslas Square.

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.

  • Jack Nicklaus Remembers Arnold Palmer: 'He Was One of My Best Friends'

    Perhaps no one in golf has ever come close to matching Arnold Palmer's influence on the modern game, with the possible exception of Jack Nicklaus, his rival and close confidante for many years. Nicklaus posted a heartfelt message to Twitter on Sunday night expressing his shock and sadness at the passing of his longtime friend. Maybe his body did, but I know Arnold's will and spirit did not." Nicklaus regretted that he hadn't had another chance to speak to his old friend, whom he called a legend, an icon, and a pioneer. Arnold always had my back, and I had his.

    Golf
  • The depths of Kurt Angle’s Vicodin addiction are terrifying

    Ex-WWE star Kurt Angle confessed that at one point he was taking up to 65 extra-strength Vicodin every day. The wrestler spoke to ESPN on Friday and admitted his drug addiction started ahead of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta after he endured an injury during the National Trials. The Olympic champion still battled substance abuse issues after he left WWE for TNA.

    New York Post
  • Nicole Williams and NFL Player Larry English Are Engaged!

    Nicole Williams and Larry English are set to tie the knot after the 30-year-old NFL player popped the question to his longtime girlfriend on the season finale of WAGS. PEOPLE has the exclusive clip from the moment English took a knee to ask Williams for her hand in marriage. When English traveled to Thailand to surprise Williams, his romantic gesture nearly backfired after she freaked out that she didn't know his whereabouts.

    People
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nerlens Noel calls Sixers crowded center situation “silly,” adds it “doesn’t make sense”

    At the center position, the Sixers have the athletic and defensive minded Nerlens Noel, the offensive-minded Jahlil Okafor, and the untested player who may be the best of the group in Joel Embiid. Nerlens Noel called the situation out as “silly” speaking to the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey.

    NBC Sports
  • Matt Ryan considered blocking but changed his mind when a 308-pound DT ran at him

    Sometimes, a time comes in a football game when the most useful thing a quarterback can do is throw a block. Sometimes, they do a great job, like Washington’s QB did the other night. Sometimes, they do what Mark Sanchez did that one time. With the Falcons leading by two touchdowns with about two minutes left in the game, Matt Ryan found himself in between Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and 6’4, 308-pound Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley. He squared up to make a big block but eventually decided to get the heck out of Fairley’s way and took a tumble while avoiding the big guy: Ryan’s reaction to the dive was priceless: We can and should make fun of Ryan: He looked pretty darn silly after

    SB Nation
  • 'The King' of Golf, Arnold Palmer, Dies at 87

    Palmer passed away Sunday in Pittsburgh and will be remembered as one of golf's greatest ambassadors with a zest for life and love of the game.

    ABC News Videos
  • Darren Sproles' TD from Wentz set to Sonic the Hedgehog music

    It may be thanks to Vice President Joe Biden that we're all aboard the Wentz Wagon. Biden may have coined the term and Barack Obama made it big. Now, Biden has tweeted at Wentz after the Eagles' rookie led the Birds to a 3-0 start. Philadelphia is a tad giddy. Biden's tweet read: You may have missed it, but when Biden was at the Eagles' week 1 game against the Browns, the Veep told head coach Doug Pederson he'd like to suit up and play. "I wish I was good enough to be out there in a different role," Biden said. "You want to put some pads on?" Pederson asks. "I can go get some." "I did that through college," Biden responds. "I dreamed about it." Biden comes in about 50 seconds into the below video.

    CSN Philly
  • Lee Trevino on Palmer: "You Simply Cannot Replace Him"

    Arnold Palmer is gone, but he will "never pass from the game," Lee Trevino said when reached by phone Sunday night just hours after news of Palmer’s death. "We will always close our eyes and see him and his charismatic style and the impact he had on golf," Trevino said. "It didn’t matter if you were white collar, blue collar, no collar, Arnold Palmer was your man. Trevino recalled the last time Palmer paid him a visit at the Greenbrier in West Virginia, where Trevino serves as honorary professional and spends much of his summers.

    Golf
  • Benches clear between Nationals, Pirates after Bryce Harper leaves game

    Bryce Harper left Sunday afternoon's game between his Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent left hand injury. What led to Harper's hurt hand also led to the benches clearing at PNC Park.

    Amber Matsumoto
  • 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
  • Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release

    A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since the Tuesday killing of Keith Scott, 43, whom police said was armed when officers shot him. Crowds were smaller on Sunday than earlier in the week, but protesters said they would continue until police, who on Saturday released portions of videos showing Scott's death, published all the footage.

    Reuters
  • Wayne Rooney no longer good enough for Manchester United

    At age 30, Wayne Rooney is no longer good enough to play for Manchester United in the Premier League. Frankly, Rooney is a captain without a position on United because he is simply not good enough to play anywhere on the park at this point in his career. With Rooney left out of the starting lineup, Juan Mata got to play in his natural No. 10 role for the first time this season.

    FC Yahoo
  • 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.

    NBC Sports
  • 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
  • Ryder Cup: Ryan Moore Selected as 12th American Team Member

    The 12th and final member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team is Ryan Moore, as announced Sunday night on Sunday Night Football by broadcaster Mike Tirico. Moore finished second at the Tour Championship Sunday, losing a four-hole playoff to Rory McIlroy at East Lake. "Ryan fits so well with what we have in place," said Captain Davis Love.

    Golf
  • The Man Who (Practically) Owns NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car

    If you’ve bought a battery charger for your car at Walmart or Pep Boys or most anywhere else, you know where Don Schumacher made his money – Schumacher Electric, the world’s largest manufacturer of chargers. It’s what Schumacher does for fun – and profit, for that matter – that we’re addressing here: If you watched the NHRA drag racing coverage from Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis this past weekend, the man in the bright red shirt, standing there at the starting line, was downright ever-present during the Top Fuel and Funny Car eliminations. There was Don Schumacher standing there for the Top Fuel final between his son, Tony Schumacher, who has eight Top Fuel season championships, and his challenger, Shawn Langdon.

    The Drive
  • A moment in time: How Kevin Harvick won on the final restart

    “They gave me a shot to win,’’ Kenseth said of his team, “and I didn’t hang on for it.’’ The final moment, though, actually began a few laps earlier. As the cars circled New Hampshire Motor Speedway behind the pace car, Kenseth’s team told him that there had been complaints about the last restart. He asked who complained. His team told him NASCAR, although officials ruled the restart was legal. “They made it sound like I slowed down the last time,’’ Kenseth said after finishing second to Kevin Harvick. “But in my opinion the leader is always supposed to have the advantage. He’s the leader; he earned that advantage. They said I slowed down a little bit last time, which I’ve got to re-watch it.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Gone too soon: Tragic sports deaths

    Of all the lists baseball fans thought Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez might make one day, no expected this one: athletes who died far too young. Fernandez, 24, was one of three people killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident in Miami.It's a

    Amber Matsumoto
  • The Latest: Charlotte mayor lifts curfew

    The mayor of Charlotte has lifted the curfew on the city after days of protests over the killing of a black man by police. There have been protests every day since 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot to death by Charlotte police on Tuesday. A midnight to 6 a.m. curfew has been in effect since Thursday after the protests turned violent, and National Guardsmen have been stationed throughout downtown each night.

    The Associated Press
  • Curtis Granderson is close to making history

    With a fourth-inning solo home run off of Phillies starter Jake Thompson, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson reached the 30-homer plateau for the fourth time in his 13-year career. It’s a moment worth celebrating, only there’s one problem: he has just 56 RBI on the season. There are many reasons for the low RBI total. 24 of Granderson’s 30 homers have come with the bases empty. He came into Sunday’s action hitting just .140 in 124 plate appearances with runners in scoring position and .197 with runners on base. He has hit leadoff for most of the season, meaning he’s had the Mets’ pitchers hitting “ahead” of him in the No. 9 slot as well as the Mets’ catchers typically hitting eighth. Mets catchers,

    HardballTalk
  • FIFA disbands racism task force ahead of World Cup in Russia

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior in 2018 World Cup host Russia. FIFA wrote to members of the task force to say that it has “completely fulfilled its temporary mission” and “is hereby dissolved and no longer in operation.” “I wish I could say that I am shocked by the decision, but unfortunately I am not,” task force member Osasu Obayiuwana told The Associated Press on Sunday. “The problem of racism in football remains a burning, very serious and topical one, which need continuous attention. “I personally think there remained a lot of very serious work for the task force to

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Outpouring of Emotion After Ohio High School Football Player Succumbs to Injury

    Andre Jackson, a junior fullback and outside linebacker from Euclid High School, near Cleveland, was injured during a special teams play in Friday night's game, his coach said. "It was a pooch kick," Euclid coach Jeff Rotsky told WEWS. "There will never be a smile like Andre Jackson’s. No matter how much you asked him to do, he would do it for you.

    Good Morning America
  • Indians defeat Tigers, clinch AL Central for first division title since 2007

    The Indians beat the Tigers 7-4 at Comerica Park on Monday night, clinching the AL Central for their first division title since 2007. Starter Corey Kluber lasted only four innings before exiting with right groin tightness, but the Indians were able to overcome the adversity. Coco Crisp gave the Indians their first two runs with a two-run home run in the second inning off of starter Buck Farmer.

    NBC Sports