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Story 1: Four Thanksgiving Foods You Shouldn’t Give Your Dog
If you’ve got fewer guests and more leftovers this year, don’t just give them to your dog. A lot of the stuff we eat on Thanksgiving isn’t good for pets. So before you give them anything, do your research.
In general, avoid anything with lots of ingredients, like butter, salt, and other spices. Here are four of the worst Thanksgiving offenders when it comes to pets . . .
- Turkey after it’s been seasoned. Unseasoned is okay, and white meat is better than dark. But don’t give them the skin. And never give them the carcass, because the bones can splinter and mess up their insides.
- Garlic and onions. Enough of them can mess with their red blood cell count. The same goes for chives and scallions. So things like stuffing and gravy are off limits.
- Raisins, grapes, and currants. Don’t rush your dog to the vet if they just eat one and seem fine. But those things CAN cause kidney failure in dogs, and some types of cats. So be safe and don’t give them any.
- Baked goods, especially if they’re sugar-free. Too much sugar can cause pancreatitis. So things like pie and whipped cream aren’t good for pets.
But sugar-free stuff is even worse. There’s a sugar substitute called xylitol. (ZYE-leh-tall) And it can make their blood sugar plummet and cause liver failure. It tends to happen fast, so be really careful with anything sugar-free.
Story 2: The Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Foods Each Part of the Country Loves Most
Are there any foods you ALWAYS had on Thanksgiving, even if other people didn’t?
Someone looked at the most popular NON-traditional foods people are serving tomorrow in different parts of the country. Here are the favorites . . .
- In the Northeast . . . fruit salad. It’s 14% more popular than the national average. Beans-and-rice, and broccoli are also big.
- In the South . . . turnips or turnip greens, 11% more popular. Collard greens and broccoli casserole also made the list.
- In the Midwest . . . deviled eggs, 11% more popular. Midwesterners are also 8% more likely to serve chicken at Thanksgiving, and 7% more likely to serve Jell-O.
- Out West . . . tamales, 15% more popular. Glazed carrots were next at 9%. And people out West are 6% more likely to serve tofu on Thanksgiving.
Story 3: Is This the Most Accurate Thanksgiving Food Ranking Ever?
A new study polled 1,300 Americans on 42 different foods. But instead of asking for their favorite, they did a series of one-on-one matchups.
Each food went head-to-head, and people had to choose. For example, “turkey vs. stuffing,” or “mashed potatoes vs. gravy.” Then the researchers ranked them according to how many matchups they won. Here are the top ten Thanksgiving foods . . .
- Turkey. It won 83% of its matchups.
- Mashed potatoes, 78%.
- Stuffing or dressing, 77%.
- Bread or rolls, 74%.
- Ham, 67%.
- Scalloped potatoes, 66%.
- Sweet potatoes or yams, 65%.
- Gravy, 64%.
- Green beans, 64%.
- Macaroni-and-cheese, 62%.
Green bean casserole only won 57% of its matchups, and cranberry sauce won 52%. But LAST place wasn’t even close. Tofu or Tofurkey only won 13% of its matchups. No other food won less than 30%.
Whatchamacallit Wednesday: Win Amigos!
Whatchamacall… a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, originated as a harvest festival, and to this day the centerpiece of the event is the dinner?
B. Fourth of July
C. Bid & Dave Day
Answer: A. Thanksgiving.
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The Moore Yooou Knoooow: Random Facts to Feed Your Brain!
- About $3,200 worth of change is thrown into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy every single day . . . at least during normal tourist times. That’s almost $1.2 million a year.
- The term “gypsy” was created because people thought they were from Egypt. They weren’t . . . they were actually from northern India.
- Hurricanes spin counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere because of a phenomenon called the Coriolis Effect.
- The following people have all killed someone in a car accident: Laura Bush, Matthew Broderick, Keith Moon, Rebecca Gayheart, Brandy, Vince Neil, and Howard Hughes.
- We call actors’ parts “roles” because in the 17th century in France, they’d get their scripts on rolls of paper.
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