News and Notes – 4/10/2007

The History of Easter. You can view the history of Easter in under four minutes on this video from the History Channel. So who really came up with the Easter egg first?

Amazon.swim Martin Strel, a 52-year-old man from Slovenia, completed a 9-week-long, 3,272 mile swim down the Amazon River, braving piranhas, toothpick fish and bull sharks along the way. Strel’s previous long-distance swims include a 1,866-mile swim along the Danube, a 2,360-mile swim down the Mississippi and a 2,487-mile swim along the Yangtze river in China.

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