By the Numbers

1934 —Inaugural year for the now legendary Masters golf tournament. It was known as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament until 1939, when it was given the Masters moniker

1937 — Year the first green jacket was presented to the winner

1955 — Year Memphian Cary Middlecoff won the Masters

2 — Number of times Middlecoff finished second at Augusta (1948 and 1959)

5.79 — Average amount of rainfall, in inches, Memphis gets each April

1564 — Year of the earliest documented April Fool's Day prank

1996 — Year Taco Bell ran April Fool's ad saying it had purchased, and renamed, the Liberty Bell the Taco Liberty Bell

1998 — Year Burger King ran April 1st ad promoting Whoppers for left-handed eaters, claiming it would drip only on the right side

1923 — Year the Cadbury Créme Egg was introduced. It was, and still is, available only during the Easter season

300 million — Number of Cadbury Créme Eggs made for Easter

12,000 — Miles all the Cadbury Créme Eggs made each Easter would stretch if placed end to end

$10.47 billion — Amount consumers are expected to spend on Easter this year

9.1 million — Lilies sold on an average Easter

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