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(Scientific American)   The bizarre history of The Easter Bunny   ( scientificamerican.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Rabbit, Easter Bunny, egg-toting Easter Bunny, enigmatic Easter Bunny, prolific sexual activity, Easter celebrations, fertility goddess Ostara, Easter  
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2017-04-15 02:04:58 PM  
Not St Peter Rabbit?

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

You mean South Park LIED to me?
 
2017-04-15 02:36:34 PM  
Article still doesn't explain how Leporidae were awarded a perpetual monopolistic sole-source distribution contract for chemically and physically transmogrified oospores.
 
2017-04-15 02:37:32 PM  
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2017-04-15 02:59:16 PM  

luckyeddie: Not St Peter Rabbit?

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You mean South Park LIED to me?


South Park is being oppressed by the Illuminati.  Study it out!
 
2017-04-15 03:06:06 PM  
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2017-04-15 03:40:14 PM  
Night of the Lepus (Best Clips!!)
Youtube xulXFB3-A3c
 
2017-04-15 03:41:57 PM  
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2017-04-15 03:57:27 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:01:01 PM  
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It's a pooka
 
2017-04-15 04:02:11 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:04:05 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:04:18 PM  
So by "bizarre" they mean "we're not really sure where this legend came from". Talk about sloppy research. Everyone knows the so-called Easter Bunny is just a corruption of the ancient story of the Easter Beagle. Good grief.
 
2017-04-15 04:05:45 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:12:26 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:15:52 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:16:30 PM  
Ostara is the personification of the rising sun. In that capacity she is associated with the spring and is considered a fertility goddess. She is the friend of all children and to amuse them she changed her pet bird into a rabbit.

So, Ostara is Gamera?
 
2017-04-15 04:37:29 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:45:22 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:56:31 PM  
Bizarre is right. The Easter Bunny's now Press Secretary for the President of the United States.
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2017-04-15 05:11:26 PM  
At least it's not a flying bell.
 
2017-04-15 05:15:25 PM  

Mojongo: [img.fark.net image 594x518]


I killed the Wabbit
 
2017-04-15 05:16:05 PM  
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2017-04-15 05:54:21 PM  
Rabbits don't chew cud.  But they are delicious.
 
2017-04-15 05:57:53 PM  
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2017-04-15 06:21:43 PM  
Leviticus 11:6 states that the hare is an unclean animal: "The hare, for even though it chews the cud, it does not have divided hoofs; it is unclean for you"

Rabbits and hares have also been associated with Mary, mother of Jesus, for centuries.



Christianity: where rabbits are unclean enough to be around but clean enough to symbolize the Holy Mother.
 
2017-04-15 06:38:19 PM  
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2017-04-15 06:41:12 PM  
Bill Hicks - Easter
Youtube wTbcnxP6PZk
 
2017-04-15 06:43:44 PM  
Sorry, the Hicks video is NSFW(Language).
 
2017-04-15 07:01:53 PM  
Much prefer the sexy Easter bunnies.
 
2017-04-15 07:19:20 PM  
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2017-04-15 07:26:26 PM  
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Whaddaya mean "bunny"?  It's a duck!
 
2017-04-15 07:28:54 PM  

skyotter: Rabbits don't chew cud.  But they are delicious.


Well, technically they eat their first round of feces to be able to digest it because they aren't ruminates.
 
2017-04-15 07:47:19 PM  

Bluemoons: skyotter: Rabbits don't chew cud.  But they are delicious.

Well, technically they eat their first round of feces to be able to digest it because they aren't ruminates.


really? I thought it was just the Vancouver Island marmot that ate its own poop (and puppies, of course).
 
2017-04-15 07:59:48 PM  
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2017-04-15 08:35:45 PM  
TLDR: We dont know.
 
2017-04-15 08:54:05 PM  
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Technically not an Easter Bunny, but...
 
2017-04-15 09:34:03 PM  

Wretschko: Bizarre is right. The Easter Bunny's now Press Secretary for the President of the United States.
img.fark.net

Every time I see that picture...

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2017-04-16 01:19:47 AM  
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2017-04-16 05:53:42 AM  
That article was surprisingly uninformative for a scientific publication
 
2017-04-16 05:13:24 PM  
Hefner claims that he chose a rabbit as the logo for his empire because the bunny is "a fresh animal, shy, vivacious, jumping - sexy. First it smells you, then it escapes, then it comes back, and you feel like caressing it, playing with it. A girl resembles a bunny. Joyful, joking."

All this time I never knew Hugh Hefner was a furry.  Go figure.
 
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