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A vendor decorates a chocolate egg at chocolate maker Godiva in Brussels.

Easter Eggs - Too pretty to eat!

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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.

Enjoy these fascinating Easter Eggs from around the world.

  • NASCAR drivers react to Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for anthem

    NASCAR champion Tony Stewart and a few others in the sport have responded to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem before a preseason football game last weekend. Kaepernick pointed to police brutality against people of color and said people are “not being held accountable” for their actions. Kaepernick said he would continue to sit during the song. He said: “There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust, people aren’t being held accountable for, that’s something that needs to change. That’s something, that, this country stands for liberty, freedom, justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now. … I’ll continue to

    NASCAR Talk
  • Ryder Cup 2016: Get to Know the U.S. Team's 8 Automatic Qualifiers

    The eight automatic qualifying spots for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team were finalized on Sunday at The Barclays, and we now know two-thirds of the team that will represent the red, white and blue at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka all had spots locked up prior to The Barclays, but Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Barclays winner Patrick Reed all had to wait until Sunday to see if their spots were secure.

    Golf
  • Carlos Beltran's miraculous hair growth inspires Rangers in win

    With a little over a month to go in the regular season, the Texas Rangers have put themselves in exceptional shape to compete for a World Series title. At 77-54, the club holds an 8.5 game lead in the American League West, and midseason additions of Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran have strengthened an already solid lineup. The benefit of bringing in a 19-year veteran like Beltran is that he can find a way to inspire his teammates even when he’s not in the lineup.

    Big League Stew
  • Shaq and Jason Williams' sons showed off their hoop skills at Shaq's house

    Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, and Jason Williams’ son, Jaxon Williams, played basketball together, along with other high school ballers Nassir Little and Ronaldo Segu. Home Team Hoops was there at Shaq’s house to put together a video of the session. Shareef got in some monster dunks on Jaxon, and Jaxon pulled some moves as slick as his dad’s on Shareef. All four of the players were smiling throughout the video — four talented ballplayers in one gym is fun!

    For The Win
  • Panthers acquire Browns punter who dogged it on touchdown return

    The Cleveland Browns traded punter Andy Lee to the Carolina Panthers, but this isn’t your everyday punter trade. First of all, the timing is fascinating. Not on the Panthers’ end; their expected punter, Mike Scifres, suffered a knee injury against the

    Shutdown Corner
  • Sports Illustrated's Best Photos from The Barclays

    Sports Illustrated's best photos from the first leg of the 2016 FedEx Cup playoffs at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, NY. 

    Golf
  • Peyton Manning Takes Shot At Tom Brady During Roast Of Rob Lowe

    Just because Peyton Manning retired from football doesn’t mean his rivalry with Tom Brady did. The former Denver Broncos quarterback, who defeated Brady and his New England Patriots in their final head-to-head matchup in January’s AFC Championship Game en route to his second Super Bowl championship, was a part of Comedy Central’s roast of Rob Lowe that taped over the weekend. Lowe jumped the gun in 2012, tweeting that Manning was going to retire after he missed the season with neck injuries. According to TMZ Sports, Manning used that botched 2012 tweet to take an easy shot at Brady during the roast. “You tried to take the air out of my retirement announcement so fast, you can probably get a job

    New England Sports Network
  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    What can be said for the Capitals 1993-94 team calendar that hasn’t already been said about a JCPenney’s catalog from the 1990s? Rather than just go with the usual in-game action shot (or more recently snuggling up to dogs), the Caps took a hard-left when it came to the calendar and put the players in forced comfortable setting, like when you’re at a family reunion trying to care about the story of your third cousin’s Lasik surgery. While I don’t doubt the Caps went out and about to places in Baltimore and DC to spend their off-days, I do know for a fact Randy Burridge does hang out on above the right field scoreboard at Camden Yards as that was his assigned section for selling peanuts on game nights.

    Puck Daddy
  • Nebraska transfer Andrew White commits to Syracuse

    Nebraska transfer Andrew White has committed to Syracuse, he announced Sunday.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Bubble Watch: Larson's win changes complexion of race for final Chase spots

    Ryan Newman is now outside of the Chase with two races to go before it begins (Getty Imags). The fight for the final few Chase spots looks a whole hell of a lot different after Kyle Larson’s victory Sunday at Michigan than it did entering the race. Larson, who was outside of the Chase via points standings before the race began, became the 13th Sprint Cup winner in 2016.

    From The Marbles
  • Phil Jackson says his goal for Knicks last season was 35 wins

    Phil Jackson predicted the playoffs for the Knicks in 2014-15, and he’s again drumming up postseason buzz for 2016-17. Between, he was much more cautious. The Knicks president didn’t make any bold proclamations entering last season. But, somewhat after

    NBC Sports
  • Young fan cries tears of joy after getting Mike Trout's autograph

    One young Los Angeles Angels fan cried tears of joy after getting an autograph from superstar outfielder Mike Trout. Trout is out before the start of Sunday’s game signing autographs for some young fans. It’s tough to know exactly what the kid says to Trout, but strong lip readers at home can make out the phrase “my favorite player.” After getting his ball signed, the kid triumphantly raises his hands as he runs over and embraces his dad.

    Big League Stew
  • Report: Dodgers placed Yasiel Puig on trade waivers

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on trade waivers on Sunday. Wednesday, August 31 is the final day for teams to acquire players via waivers and make their new player(s) eligible for inclusion on the postseason roster. Puig, 25, has had a tumultuous season with the Dodgers. He’s hit a meager .260/.320/.386 with seven home runs and 34 RBI over 303 plate appearances and has spent most of the month with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Shortly after being sent to the minors, Puig celebrated a victory with his teammates which included some lascivious language, and Puig broadcast it on Snapchat, which the Dodgers did not particularly enjoy. Since then, the club

    HardballTalk
  • Buccaneers-Redskins preseason finale rescheduled for Wednesday

    Get ready for some bonus Wednesday preseason football. Instead of having all 16 games this week on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced their preseason finale against the Washington Redskins has been rescheduled for Wednesday. What about the folks who were anticipating … oh, I can’t do it anymore — nobody cares about the fourth preseason game.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Verstappen blames Raikkonen, Vettel for ‘destroying’ Belgian GP at Turn 1

    Max Verstappen has blamed Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel for ending his hopes of a podium finish in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, saying his race was “destroyed” at Turn 1. The race at Spa-Francorchamps acted as Verstappen’s home event as tens of thousands of fans made the trip over from his native Netherlands, resulting in the circuit’s best raceday attendance in over a decade. Verstappen made a slow start from second place on the grid, slipping behind Raikkonen on the run down to the first corner. The Dutchman tried to dive down the inside of Raikkonen at La Source, only for the two to make contact and also tangle with Vettel on the outside. The collision left Verstappen

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Tiger Woods's Home Is Filled With New Golf Equipment

    The battle of the brands has begun, and only Tiger Woods can stop it. According to Woods's longtime friend Notah Begay, a bevy of golf equipment manufacturers have flooded the 14-time major winner's Jupiter, Florida home with their products, all of them vying to fill the void left by Nike's exit from the golf equipment business.

    Golf
  • The Kaepernick Aftermath

    Do you support Kaepernick's right to sit during the anthem? On Sunday afternoon Kaepernick had what observers thought was the longest press briefing with Niners’ media of his five-year career—18-and-a-half minutes—to double-down on the statements he made to Steve Wyche of NFL Media on Friday night. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, as his protest of the way blacks are treated in America, even if it costs him dearly as an NFL player.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Year after stunning Williams, Vinci returns to Open with win

    A couple of days before she returned to the site of her stunning upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci was grabbing a coffee at a Starbucks in Manhattan when her breakfast was interrupted by fellow customers. "Some Americans recognized me," Vinci recounted, a mix of appreciation and bewilderment written on her face. Regardless of whatever else may come for Vinci on — or, indeed, away from — a tennis court, the Italian will always be remembered as the woman who stopped Williams' bid to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century.

    Associated Press
  • Let’s argue about EA Sports’ NHL 17 player ratings

    EA Sports released top player rankings for NHL 17 about a week ago, but it isn’t too late to needlessly argue about them. The top 50 overall ratings is probably the best place to start, but EA also shared top 10 lists for centers, defensemen, goalies, left wings and right wings. Now, it’s important not to take this stuff too seriously. There are plenty of things to cool down any diehards who feel like Their Guy was disrespected, but do note that ratings sometimes get tweaked. Still, there are some fun observations and debates that can come from pouring through these rankings, especially if you’re … well, bored. Shea Weber vs. P.K. Subban Did Michel Therrien and Marc Bergevin chime in on the debate?

    ProHockeyTalk
  • New Knicks getting head start on team chemistry

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive Though the New York Knicks look to be much improved on paper following a solid offseason, it's worth recognizing that chemistry takes time to develop. With so many new and/or moving pieces coming together, the team will need to put the work in to get to know one another, both on and off the court, to be successful. Carmelo Anthony, Willy Hernangomez and Mindaugas Kuzminskas are all fresh off the Olympics. They all deserve time to recuperate before even thinking about early team meetings and workouts. But a good chunk of the rest of the squad has gotten a head start on building some of that necessary familiarity and camaraderie with one another. Obviously

    SNY
  • Jason Terry chose Bucks because he wants to play, not just mentor

    Jason Terry has talked about reaching out to multiple teams, including contenders, during free agency before settling on the Milwaukee Bucks. When he talked about why the Bucks, he spoke of believing in what Jason Kidd was building. There may have been another reason: Minutes. From Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times: Some NBA officials contend he signed with Milwaukee and rejected overtures from a handful of teams, including the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, because of potential playing time. “He wants his minutes,’’ said an NBA executive, whose team had shown some interest in signing Terry. “He didn’t go there (Milwaukee) to sit on the bench.’’ Terry’s agent denied this, saying

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Hendrick Motorsports wins and loses in Pure Michigan 400

    When Chase Elliott spun his tires on the final restart of the Pure Michigan 400, it set up yet another finish without Hendrick Motorsports in victory lane. Hendrick has gone 19 races since its last victory, which matches a stretch from 1992 – 1993 for the team that has 11 Sprint Cup titles. It led to Elliott’s second runner-up finish at Michigan this season after spinning tires on a final restart. “My guys did such a good job today of making the most of pit road,” Elliott said. “That was the only place you could make a large sum of ground in a short period of time. They did exactly what I asked them to do. I said ‘you guys are going to have to bail me out here I messed up.’ They did they got

    NASCAR Talk
  • Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who is now a radio broadcaster in the area, tweeted that Stork had decided to retire.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Forde-Yard Dash: Where everyone's optimistic ... for now

    Any arrests, transfers, flunk-outs or NCAA issues you have read about are blown out of proportion. Alabama has recovered from both to reach the College Football Playoff – and won it all last year – but significant emotional distress was visited upon the Tide faithful by the program’s first back-to-back losses to Ole Miss ever.

    Pat Forde
  • New Grandstand home to compelling tennis in debut on U.S. Open Day 1

    In its maiden match, Caroline Wozniacki—a two-time finalist here—beat Taylor Townsend in three sets, 7-5 in the third. Then young American Frances Tiafoe served for the match against John Isner but capitulated and fell 7-6 in the fifth set. Keep an eye on Naomi Osaka, an 18-year-old based in Florida who plays for Japan.

    Sports Illustrated