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Have You Spotted 'A113' in Movies? Here's Why

It's an inside joke

(Newser) - If you're an astute viewer of shows and movies like The Simpsons, The Hunger Games, or anything Pixar has put out, you may have noticed a common theme: the sequence "A113" inserted on license plates, signs, products, and other places. "But what does it mean," AV... More »

World-Record Egg Hunt Descends Into Chaos

Also, no record as crowd scrambles for 510K eggs in Sacramento

(Newser) - In 2007, a Florida Easter egg hunt featured a record-setting 501,000 eggs; yesterday, Sacramento, Calif., sought to break that record with 510,000. But things didn't quite go according to plan, the Sacramento Bee reports. Instead of waiting for all the eggs to be distributed and organizers to... More »

Preschooler's Easter Egg Has Xanax Pill Inside

Police investigating in Michigan

(Newser) - Police in Michigan are investigating how a preschooler ended up bringing home a plastic Easter egg containing a generic Xanax pill. The 4-year-old girl found the egg during an Easter egg hunt at an elementary school, but her mother discovered the pill inside before the girl ate it. Police in... More »

Candy Egg Ingredients: Marshmallow, Salmonella

Zachary Confections recalls several lots of Easter candy

(Newser) - A few batches of Zachary Confections' Easter candies are filled with yummy marshmallow ... and not-so-yummy salmonella. The candy company is recalling several batches of its Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs and halting further production after testing revealed salmonella contamination in one lot, reports NBC News . No illnesses have been reported. Concerned... More »

Now Georgia Town Cancels Egg Hunt Over Nuts Parents

Kids were reportedly 'trampled on' in the past

(Newser) - First Colorado Springs , now this: An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years. This will be the first time in years that the Easter Bunny won't be... More »

47 Years Later, 10K Eggs Cover Easter Tree

Here's the amazing part: They're real, not plastic

(Newser) - Money may not grow on trees, but Easter eggs apparently do, thanks to one German man. Volker Kraft's apple sapling sported just 18 eggs when he first decorated it for Easter in 1965. The number increased year by year; by last year, the sturdy tree was festooned with 9,... More »

Google Maps Advises Against Mordor Visits

Try searching for walking directions from the Shire

(Newser) - With The Hobbit trailer out , some among us may feel inspired to risk the trek to Mordor. But if you look for walking directions to it from the Shire on Google Maps, you'll be greeted with a warning: "Use caution—One does not simply walk into Mordor."... More »

New Google Surprise: Snow

Search for 'let it snow,' and watch screen frost over

(Newser) - Oh, those wacky billionaires at Google. On the heels of the "do a barrel roll" trick, which caused your whole browser to do a 360-degree spin, the search king has released a more seasonal Easter egg: snow. Type the three magic words "let it snow" into Google, and... More »

Teens at Easter Egg Hunt Find Dead Body

Grisly discovery made in Des Moines park

(Newser) - An Easter egg hunt came to a startling end for two teenagers who accompanied their younger siblings to the event: They found a body in a Des Moines park. The unidentified man didn't appear to be a victim of foul play, police said. "I guess the children who found... More »

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