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Random Facts: 04/10/13

In Sweden, where they use an innovative waste-to-energy program and highly efficient recycling habits, they have actually run out of trash. In order to continue fueling the waste-to-energy factories that provide electricity to a quarter of a million homes and 20 percent of the entire country's district heating, Sweden is now importing trash from the landfills of other European countries. In fact, those countries are paying Sweden to do so, turning garbage into gold for Sweden.
Persians first began using colored eggs to celebrate spring in 3,000 B.C. 13th century Macedonians were the first Christians on record to use colored eggs in Easter celebrations. Crusaders returning from the Middle East spread the custom of coloring eggs, and Europeans began to use them to celebrate Easter and other warm weather holidays. The origin of the Easter Bunny can be traced back to 13th-century, pre-Christian Germany. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were…

Trivia: 04/10/13: Happy Facts

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
HINT: (1803-1882), American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
RANDOM TIDBITS Otters hold hands while sleeping so they don't float apart.
Norway once knighted a penguin. The penguin's full name is Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav.
Blind people smile despite having never seen someone smile before. It is just a natural human reaction.
There's a competition in Sweden called Kaninhoppning, or rabbit show jumping.
If you fake laugh long enough, you'll actually start to laugh really hard.
A chemical called oxytocin is released when people cuddle, helping to heal physical wounds.
TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
ANSWER: Ralph Waldo Emerson.