Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Greg OFF Air: When Bunny Eaters Attack

Almost sounds like a show that might have been on FOX or maybe a Youtube Channel. When Bunny Eaters Attack!! Of course we’re talking chocolate bunnies here, so don’t expect any mentions of Elmer Fudd.

Oops. Except for that one. Moving on… As Easter rolls around we see the usual sights of lilies, dresses, baskets and eggs. And the bunnies. Chocolate Easter bunnies, which have become an icon of chocolate goodness in the spring. You have probably bought and devoured more than a few over the years, but is there a right way to eat them?

According to the New York Daily News, a new study reveals that 59 percent of people eat the ears first. Going the other way, 4 percent begin eat the tail or feet first, while the remaining 37 percent offered no preference, just a desire to devour the whole thing. And yes someone actually put together a study on it. In fact it’s even published.

The study, “Seasonality of auricular amputations in rabbits,” was published this month in The Laryngoscope journal.

The study analyzed online searches by 28,113 online subjects between January 2012 and January 2017. Otolaryngologist Kathleen Yaremchuk and her research team used search terms such as “chocolate,” “Easter Bunny,” “ears,” “amputation” and “bunny” to help determine patterns in “confectionary rabbit auricular amputations.” Yaremchuk acknowledged that the study is “tongue in cheek” but concluded there are “fewer reports of anatomical defects in relation to confectionery symbols.” “In the end,” she added, “we’re taking about ears.”

If you’re still not sure about the “proper way”, go with just eating one. Even Elmer Fudd would agree the important part is just getting to enjoy catching one in your basket. Huh. And you thought Elmer wouldn’t be appearing again. huh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh

Photo Credit: One-eared chocolate bunnies (3769) [crop]
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