The premise was simple: mail us an egg for Easter!

The execution: not so simple.

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Over the last month, we held the Joe and Jahna Easter Egg Contest. If you wanted to play, you had to mail us a Large A egg - raw, not hard-boiled. The egg had to come through the US Postal Service (I'm sure they appreciated it) and arrive via mail carrier to our studios. Your egg had to be packaged secure enough that it would survive the delivery AND a drop off our fire escape!

Here's a look at the drops from the fire escape:

In all, we received well over 100 eggs! Some of them didn't even make it as far as the drop-from-the-fire-escape-part. It was very evident that the eggs were broken - and, in many cases - leaking.

In case you didn't know, unrefrigerated broken eggs do not smell good. There is a smell that will probably linger in our studios and offices for several days.

Once the eggs arrived it was time to weigh them - which we did before they were dropped - then opened.

Here's the video of us opening the egg packages, some of which were very unique!


I will say some people did very good with packing the eggs up in very light materials. Some people, well, didn't seem to understand the assignment!

The most unique packaging this year was from someone who send their egg surrounded by a big old mess of peanut butter! The egg didn't survive, but the peanut butter did mask the smell of the rotting egg.

Large grade eggs need to weigh at least 2 ounces, and everyone did well with that requirement.

The weights of the packages varied from just a few ounces up to 2 and a half pounds!

The winning package weighed only 2.5 ounces and 2.1 ounces was the egg itself!

The egg arrived via the mail surrounded by only a small piece of styrofoam-like material, held together with a small amount of tape.

So, the winner, who sent us the lightest package that survived is Dennis Debbenigno of Linwood! Congratulations, Dennis! We'll present him with tickets to 10 great country concerts this summer!

Thanks to all who entered! You may want to start thinking about next year! 2.5 ounces is going to be tough to beat!

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