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Many People Do Not Know Why There is a Rooster on the Kellogg's Corn Flakes Box

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bullitt, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a special page on Facebook that asks, "Why is there a chicken on the corn flakes box?"

    Some said they didn't know, and some said it is because corn flakes are made from corn, which chickens eat.

    No. No. No. I think these teenagers are too far removed from rural life.

    A rooster is on the Kellogg's Corn Flakes box because a rooster crows in the morning to start the day, and many people start their day with corn flakes.

    Now if they could just learn that milk comes from cows and not the grocery store. :)
     
  2. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This logic does not work for those of us who sometimes have to settle for cereal for dinner. [​IMG]
     
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  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Most don't know why we hunt eggs on Easter ether.
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like cereal as a late night snack. :)

    Many people do not realize roosters generally crow in the mornings, so they do not get the connection between a rooster and a breakfast cereal. Many people have not stepped foot on any type of farm, not even the backyard variety. That's why they don't understand the significance of the rooster on the box.

    I am not religious, but I know people hunt eggs on Easter because eggs represent rebirth, as in the rebirth of Jesus. It was decided to have Easter in the spring when many things, including rabbits, were being born.

    Wow, there are many animal connections. :)
     
  5. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's almost as good as the time one of my (ag-minded) high school teachers convinced a (city) student that chocolate milk came from brown cows!

    The reality is most people haven't the slightest clue where their food "comes from". Kinda sad, really. [​IMG]
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Very Good. A slight correction. It wasn't "decided" to have Easter in Spring. Easter (the feast of the resurrection) was always celebrated in Spring because it occurred during the older Jewish festival of Passover. fwiw.

     
  7. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

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    I remember there being a rooster on the box but as my corn flakes tend to have sugar on them and a tiger on the box, I never really had to think about it.
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    my husband has us addicted to the new Krave cereal from Kellogs. Though i am partial to that one cereal that has vanilla and almonds in it.
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Easter egg hunting comes from hunting hen nests. Hens are just getting going in the spring an add that to the need for eggs for Easter dinner so people would send the children to go find where the hens were hiding there eggs an bring them back to eat.
     
  10. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a really neat version Rebel! Is that explaination something that exists in your family, or is it on a wider community level? I haven't heard that before.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg briefly, very briefly, covers some of the older origins of painted eggs, ties to the Spring equinox, and evolution in culture. Very briefly. X)
     

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