Helpy, why does the Easter Bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don’t lay eggs.
Well, no. They carry them. Consider that, outside of fairy tales, you never see a hen carrying a basket. With neither baskets nor opposable thumbs, hens can hardly be expected to carry their own eggs! In fact, rabbits carrying eggs are a new thing; prior to 1927, rabbits did not carry eggs. However, a landmark ruling established that rabbits and grasshoppers had too long been idle, lazy, layabouts; meanwhile, egg poachers had made life hard for the diligent and focused tortoise. In a compromise ruling, it was established that turtles would be lazy and slow, and rabbits would carry eggs. However, a canny lawyer (one E. Ahrairah, Esq.) managed to argue later that the kind of eggs to be carried were unspecified, and committed rabbitkind to carrying the brightest-colored hen’s eggs. This would have been an extremely clever idea, but at the time Yurtle could see a food dye plant, and modern Easter was born.