The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers, according to Roto-Rooter. Meal prep and cleanup can clog drains and garbage disposals, and guests requiring “additional clothes washing, showers, and toilet flushes put a strain on household plumbing,” the company says. It experiences a 21 percent increase in calls over the four-day weekend than any other Thursday to Sunday period in the year.
Big Bird is a...turkey?
Big Bird’s suit on Sesame Street consists of turkey feathers that have been dyed yellow. The American Plume & Fancy Feather company is responsible for making the suit, and Big Bird is its toughest customer, owner Anthony Trento told CNN in 2008. “His tremendous costume uses feathers from the rear end of a turkey, which are rarely clean. Sesame Street rejects nine out of ten feathers,” said Trento.
Americans really, really like turkey
The National Turkey Foundation (NTF) estimates that around 88 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, and about 46 million turkeys were consumed on the holiday in 2015. Turkey has become a bigger part of the American diet recently, with consumption nearly doubling over the past 25 years, according to the NTF.
Male turkeys, also called toms, are the only ones that can gobble. The females, or hens, make clucking or clicking sounds.
The Presidential pardon
The first official presidential pardon of a turkey occurred much more recently than most might think: President George H.W. Bush did it in 1989, and it’s since become an annual tradition. Stories of unofficial pardons, however, go further back - perhaps even to President Lincoln’s days, when he supposedly pardoned a turkey after an impassioned plea from his son Tad for the bird’s right to live.
In mixing bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese 1/2 cup BBQ sauce and red onion. Mix well.
Spread in the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate
Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top.
Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is golden brown.
Garnish with green onions and serve warm with pita chips, breadsticks or tortilla chips.
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