Since Easter is this weekend, here are some random facts about Peeps:

  1. About five and a half million Peeps are made every day. And in one year, enough Peeps are made to circle the globe twice.
  2. It used to take 27 hours to make a Peep. Back in 1953, each chick was handmade with a pastry tube. But the process was eventually automated, and now it takes just six minutes to make a Peep.
  3. Yellow chicks are the original, and still the favorite. Yellow bunnies are the second most popular color and shape combination. Pink is the second best-selling color.
  4. The vast majority of Peeps are consumed around Easter. About 2 billion Peeps are produced each year . . . and 1.5 billion of them are eaten during the spring.
  5. The town where they're made does a New Year's Eve Peep drop. The Peeps factory is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. And on New Year's Eve, they drop a giant 400-pound Peep chick at midnight instead of a ball.

Read more at Mental Floss.