Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Trivia

Hope everyone gets a chance to relax and have a chance to be with friends and family.  To help pass the time while you wait for your feast, below is a fun Thanksgiving trivia (answers at the bottom).  Also at the  bottom is the MedStar Thanksgiving ad that will be printed in the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post.  Enjoy!

1) What is a male turkey called?
a) Turk He   b) Tom Turkey   c) Sir Turkey
2) What is the likely reason that many people get sleepy after eating Thanksgiving dinner?
a)   The tryptophan in the turkey   b) Too much food with too many calories   c) Gravy
3) The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was:
a) Montgomery Wards   b) J.C. Penney's  c) Gimbel's   d) Macy's   e) None of the above
4)  Butterball says the best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:
a) Breast   b) Thigh   c) Top of leg   d) At an angle so it hits both the meat & stuffing
5) Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday.  But, before he did, when was Thanksgiving celebrated?
a) Whenever people felt like it   b) The first full moon of November   c) Whenever the Governor of a State said so.
6) The first Thanksgiving football game was started in 1934 by which team?
a) Pittsburgh Steelers   b) Kansas City Chiefs   c) Detroit Lions
7) All Turkeys gobble.  True or False?
Trivia Answers:

1)  b.  A male turkey is actually called a tom while a female turkey is called a hen.
2)  b.  Scientists agree that tryptophan is responsible for inducing sleep, but the amount of the chemical in turkey is not enough to really have an effect on someone. In fact, according to National Geographic News, turkey has just as much tryptophan than other foods like beef or soybeans.  The likely culprit of that groggy post-Thanksgiving dinner feeling is in fact a hefty meal with a high calorie count, or the drinking of alcohol with the meal.
3)   c.  Gimbel's department store in Philadelphia, 1920
4)   b.  Thigh
5)   c.  The governor of each state set the date.
6)   c.  Detroit Lions.  They started it to help boost attendance.  They played the Chicago Bears in that first game.
7)   False.  Male turkeys gobble to announce their presence to females and competing males. Hens "yelp" to let gobblers know their location.

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