Facts & Figures About the Holiday of Easter
Did you know that religion historians believe that the holiday of Easter originated with the pagan festival of Eastre, a Saxon celebration of spring and fertility?
Did you know that thousands of Christian pilgrims converge on Jerusalem every year to celebrate the Holy Week of Easter?
Did you know that Ash Wednesday gets its name from the practice of painting ashes on the forehead as a sign of repentance?
Did you know that in Russia, Easter eggs are dyed on Holy Thursday?
Did you know that in Greece, children and adults alike play an egg cracking game called tsougrisma on Easter?
Did you know that Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon of the vernal equinox?
Did you know that the trumpet shape of the Easter Lily is considered symbolic of the heralding of Jesus on his triumphant entry into Jerusalem?
Did you know that 95 percent of the world’s Easter Lilies are produced by just ten growers along the California-Oregon border?
Did you now that Palm Sunday is also known as Passion Sunday in many Orthodox churches?
Did you know that in many Catholic churches, Good Friday services begin at precisely 3 o’clock?
Did you know that Americans eat more candy at Easter than at any other holiday besides Halloween?
Did you know that the most popular Easter confection is Marshmallow Peeps?
Did you know that eating Easter candy is a relatively modern tradition?
Did you know that the most popular treat to hide inside an Easter egg is jellybeans?
Did you know that over one billion Easter eggs are hunted every year in America?
Did you know that ham is the most commonly served meat at Easter dinners in America?
And Then There’s Homer!
1. When do I need to change my clocks?
2. What effect does the time change have on my body?
3. Which states have ditched the time change?
4. When was daylight saving time signed into law?
5. Why does it exist?
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Don’t let video poker royal flush odds confuse you. The biggest misconception is that a slot machine or video poker machine will hit a jackpot after a certain number of hands. Nothing is further from the truth.
A video poker machine is not programmed to run a certain number of hands and make sure the casino wins a certain amount of money. No. All possible hands are programmed so the RNG (Random Number Generator) will pick one at a time and the odds paid for each winning hand are determined by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB). Soon you will be able find the exact payout percentage of every gaming location (as set by the IGB) in Illinois at a new website named MyHotSlots.com. What is the payout percentage at Ray’s Slots?
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This leaves the gambler playing a game that has a house-set edge, just like all games the casinos offer. And like the other games you just might get lucky and beat the odds, or get beat by them. A video poker machine uses a standard 52-card deck. Based on all the possible five-card hands that can be dealt, the odds of having a royal flush dealt to you are 649740 to 1. Because video poker allows a player to draw additional cards (one time per hand), the odds of hitting a royal flush on a standard Jacks or Better game are about 40,390.
If you play 300 hands per hour of video poker, you will hit a royal flush about every 133 hours. If you play 10 hours a weekend, you will average one royal flush every 3 months. However, with a hand that only hits one time out of 40,000 your variance can be quite large. You might not hit a royal for a year or you could hit one twice in an evening.
Think of this like a bucket of sand with 40,000 grains in it. 39,999 of the grains are white. One grain is black and pays the royal flush. One grain pops out of the bucket every time you bet, and after the hand it is put back in the bucket and the bucket is shaken and a new grain pops out.
How will you mark the day?
Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity.