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15 Random Facts & Stats To Impress Your Family & Friends This Thanksgiving

If you need something to help fill the awkward silences & break the tension during your Thanksgiving get together with family & friends this year, allow me to help! Here are 15 random facts & stats you can refer to & impress people with your massive intelligence:

  1. More than 5,000 adults were asked for their LEAST favorite Thanksgiving side dish, and candied yams were #1, with 27% of the vote.  Green bean casserole was second, followed by cranberry sauce . . . and sweet potato casserole.
  2. Turkey EGGS are edible . . . and some people say they’re delicious . . . but you won’t see them in stores.  According to Modern Farmer, selling turkey eggs doesn’t make sense for farmers, who are already raising the birds for slaughter. Mature female turkeys lay a maximum of two eggs per week, which means that they’d have to charge at least $3.00 PER EGG to make it worth their while.
  3. White Castle recently released two versions of its classic stuffing recipe . . . Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Slider Stuffing and Southwest Jalapeño Cheese Slider Stuffing . . . on OnlyFans.  (???)
  4. A ridiculous list of PRACTICAL gifts to bring to a Thanksgiving includes:  Serving utensils, takeout containers, and TOILET PAPER.  Seriously.
  5. Ocean Spray intentionally fills and labels their cranberry sauce upside down to create an air bubble on the rounded side, which is “the top.” They say, quote, “That way customers can swipe the edge of the can with a knife to break the vacuum and the log will easily slide out.”
  6. The New York Post has a silly round-up of what pies, appetizers, and side dishes each ZODIAC SIGN brings . . . or doesn’t bring . . . to the table.
  7. Just a reminder:  There is Thanksgiving dinner-flavored candy corn.  (I haven’t tried it of course, but it doesn’t sound good.)
  8. It’s probably too late now, but the people at QuoteWizard.com have put out a rundown of the RISKIEST states to travel to for Thanksgiving . . . considering things like the number of car accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, COVID-19 case rates, vaccination rates, and hospital capacity. In the end, the five riskiest states are:  Alaska . . . Idaho . . . North Dakota . . . Wyoming . . . and Iowa.  The five SAFEST are:  Connecticut . . . Illinois . . . New York . . . Delaware . . . and Louisiana.
  9. Macy’s is turning some of the balloon designs from their Thanksgiving Day parades into NFTs.  And some of them will be auctioned off to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.
  10. The most googled turkey-cooking technique is “smoked turkey.”  It’s #1 in most states.  “Roast turkey” is the most popular search in the Northeast and Hawaii.  The only state where “fried turkey” tops the list is Louisiana.
  11. The most searched pies in the past week are pumpkin, pecan, apple, sweet potato, and mud pie.
  12. We’re already thinking about leftovers.  The top searches include “leftover sandwich,” “leftover soup,” “leftover pot pie,” and “leftover egg rolls.”
  13. The most searched Thanksgiving drinks are sangria, apple cider, and punch.
  14. A lot of people skipped a big Thanksgiving last year.  So more people than usual are getting ready to meet the parents.  The top “what to wear” searches include “what to wear to dinner with my boyfriend’s family” and “what to wear to dinner with my girlfriend’s family.”
  15. Only nine states are googling “Thanksgiving parade” more than “Thanksgiving football.”  The nine states are:  Michigan, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.


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