Wednesday, November 26, 2014
November 26th is the 330th day of the year. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year
There is 1 day remaining until Thanksgiving
There are 2 days remaining until Black Friday
There are 29 days remaining until Christmas
There are 35 days remaining until New Year's Eve
Today is Shopping Reminder Day, Cake Day and Tie One On Day
Rita Ora (24)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 OPENS TODAY
A new survey by the National Egg and Poultry Board reveals that 40% of husbands pass on carving the turkey at Thanksgiving
- Apple is now worth $700 billion
Daniel Craig's James Bond character will drive a Fiat 500 in the next 007 film. The Daily Express claims he is ditching his Aston Martin
The FDA is going to put calorie counting rules in effect, so you'll know the calories of everything you eat in a restaurant or fast-food place.
Travel Warning: Law enforcement officials say Thanksgiving travelers should not put their home address on their luggage tags because thieves use the information to locate homes they can break into. Cops suggest using a business address. Announcing travel plans on social media is also discouraged.
HELP: The Butterball Turkey Hotline will receive over 12,000 calls tomorrow at (800) 288-8372.
Funniest Calls Of All Time
-- The woman who cleaned out her turkey with a scrub brush and asked if that was OK to do.
-- People who thaw a turkey in the bathtub while washing their kids.
-- A man looking for a quick way to cook his turkey who put it in the oven on the cleaning cycle.
-- Is it okay to thaw my turkey in the bathtub while bathing my kids?
-- Can I brine my turkey in the washing machine?
-- Can I use my oven's self-cleaning cycle to speed up the cooking process?
-- If I cut my turkey with a chainsaw will the oil affect the taste?
-- Can I take my frozen turkey into my sauna to thaw it faster?
Calorie Counter: Use the Thanksgiving calorie calculator to total your Thanksgiving feast calories. The counter will tell you how far you must travel in steps, miles and kilometers to walk off dinner.
Chippy: Boulder Canyon has released a line of Thanksgiving-themed kettle chips. Flavors include Stuffing, which tastes like onion and herb, Cranberry, which is tangy and salty, Pumpkin Pie and Turkey and Gravy. It took nine months to develop the right flavors.
A new survey by BeFrugal.com reveals that 87% of holiday shoppers would give up something for a month in order to receive discounts on their holiday purchases.
What would people give up ....
watching football (55%)
social media (52%)
an hour of sleep each day (33%)
A new survey by Bloomberg BNA reveals that 33% of people will have to work on either Thanksgiving or Black Friday. Other findings:
- 97% of employers have designated Thanksgiving as a paid day off
- security and public safety workers (12%), service and maintenance staff (12%), and technicians (11%) are most likely to work holiday shifts.
- 39% of employers plan to pay holiday workers time-and-a-half
25% of employers plan to pay holiday workers double-time
Lets Talk Turkey
According to the National Turkey Federation, close to 90% of Americans will eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Other findings:
- Over 46 million birds will be eaten tomorrow.
- Americans will gobble over 690 million pounds of turkey tomorrow
- 75% of America will devour pumpkin pie for dessert
- over 575 million pounds of cranberry sauce will be eaten
- 1.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes have been grown for Thanksgiving and Christmas consumption
- According to a survey by Pepperidge Farm, 70% of American women will be doing the cooking on Thanksgiving.
- Only 50% of those who actually cook a Thanksgiving meal enjoy eating it.
- 34% of Americans love to watch football on Thanksgiving while only 22% enjoy Thanksgiving Day parades.
Thanksgiving Eve ranks as one of the top five busiest days for pizza delivery in the United States. The other top days are Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
TV HABITS REVEAL PERSONALITY
The way you watch TV actually determines your personality:
Channel Surfer -- You are always looking for something new. You are never satisfied and are outgoing and ambitious.
The Muncher (eat while watching) -- You're a good friend and neighbor.
The Bedtime Viewer (only in bed) -- You are easily stressed.
The Fact Seeker (news programs only) -- Serious, the head rules not the heart... Spock-like.
Sitcom or Game Show Junkie -- You are warm and sociable and love to be around people.
Continuous Viewer (never turns it off) -- You have a need for people, almost to the point of being unhealthy. TV is reassuring.
The Planner (schedules their viewing in their day) -- A good organizer. Anal retentive at times. A good business person.
FACT OR BULLCRAP
"New Food Tray Necklace Lets You Eat Thanksgiving Dinner While Shopping!"
Trash! Don't even think about it.
"Newborn Survives Five Days After Being Thrown Down Storm Drain!"
Truth! A 30-year-old Australian woman confessed to the crime. The child was found by cyclists who heard crying coming from the drain. Seven people managed to remove the concrete lid and access the infant who is now in stable condition. (Morning Herald)
"Eating Too Many Cranberries Can Make You Drunk!"
Trash! Only if you put in enough Grand Marnier.
Today's Question: "Around 20% of men have been yelled at for doing this at Thanksgiving dinner. What is it?''
Extra Clue: nothing to do with bodily functions
Extra Clue: involves food
Final Clue: slurp
Final Clue: drinking gravy from the gravy boat
Jordin Sparks disses Jason Derulo in new track
Thanksgiving Parody Bit - Celebrity Thanksgiving Dinner 2014 ... we're thankful that Rosie's back and her nude photos weren't leaked, that Justin Bieber stayed out of jail, and that Kim Kardashian's butt is bigger than our Thanksgiving turkey