Easter Island archaeologists conclude statues are petrified peeps

Archaeologists working at Easter Island have determined that the large statues are not volcanic rock, as once believed, but are, in fact, petrified peeps. Says project head Rock Newton, "Yes, we have verified that the statues are actually petrified Easter candy."

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"We have a few theories on how this actually happened. Have you ever accidentally dropped a marshmallow into a campfire? It grows to several times its size and turns a darkened color before cooling and getting hard. We believe that the same thing happened with peeps candies brought to the island by the Easter Bunny hundreds of years ago."

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