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Hooray for Commander Chillywolf, Blossom Sunnyviolet, Arctic Wolf, Little Magiclilly, and Precious Glambelle! They we’re chosen for this week’s Jammer Snaps featuring eggs!
Each year on the Monday after Easter in Haux (pronounce like ‘how’), France, a giant omelet is served.
Don’t forget a fork if you’re in this southern French town on Easter Monday. Each year a giant omelet is served up in the town’s main square. And when we say giant, we mean giant! It’s brunch for up to 1,000 people. Last year’s enormous dish was just shy of 10 feet in diameter and was comprised 5,211 eggs, 21 quarts of oil, and 110 pounds each of bacon, onion, and garlic.
This tradition arises from a story of when Napoleon and his army were traveling, and they stopped in Haux and ate omelets. Napoleon was such a fan of his that he asked everyone in Haux to gather their eggs and make a huge omelet for his army.
Congratulations to Blossom Chillyrose, Blossom Sunnyviolet, Expert Arcticwolf, Snow Leopard, and Precious Magicflower for being featured in this week’s Jammer Art!!
The Titan Arum is the largest single blooming flower in the world and grows in the rain forests of Sumatra. They can be over ten-feet high! The first titan flower can take up to ten years to bloom. After that it only blooms every two to three years and can sometimes take another ten. You may only see a handful of blooms in an entire lifetime! Which might be ok because they are reported to smell like rotting garbage, even from miles away!
Congratulations to Leaping Cleverspirit, Victory Frozenninja, Arctic Wolf, Fabulous Magicflower, and Magical Loopystar!! They all receive Artist Plaques for their dens.
Some believe that the April Fools’ custom began in France, although no one can prove it. The theory is it may have started in the 16th century (100 years) when a new calendar system was used. The 1st of the year was moved from April to January.
People who continued to use April 1st as the beginning of the new year were called ‘April Fools’, and people played tricks on them. What bullies!
However, the custom has persisted in many cultures, becoming more playful and a sign of friendship. In France, children will tape paper fish to their friend’s backs. In Scotland, they call their victims ‘gowks’ which means ‘cuckoo bird’.