Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 25, 2015
November 25, 2015
Experts at the American Farm Bureau Federation say this year's 2015 Thanksgiving feast will run $50.11 for 10 people. That's up 70 cents from last year.
The total doesn't include the cost of alcohol and is for "normal serving sizes," so if you're looking to have a food baby or establish a food coma before watching Turkey-Day football, it may cost a bit more.
Turkey health tip:
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in Atlanta says there are two things you don't want to do as you cook your gobbler this Thanksgiving:
1. put raw eggs in the stuffing, or
2. undercook the turkey.
They say the stuffing should be at least 165 degrees and the bird's thighs should reach 180 degrees to kill any bacteria present. Otherwise, you're looking at a potential for food poisoning.
PS: Salmonella KILLS 500 people a year.
Thanksgiving minus one:
Your typical Thanksgiving meal contains 25-hundred calories, so if you're heading to the in-laws tomorrow, bring the running shoes. But --what do you eat the night before Thanksgiving? Believe it or not, a lot of us go with pizza.
Domino's says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is their biggest night of the year --bigger, even, than Super Bowl Sunday. Seems with lots of family already in town and gathered at the home where the big meal will take place, pizza deliveries and take-outs skyrocket.
Editor's note: Or you can kill two birds with one stone and order a pizza with that festive giblet topping.
We've also heard that the night before Thanksgiving is a huge night at bars, mostly because of college kids who go home and go out to party their butts off, getting back together with their high school friends for a night of fun and frivolity before going back home to suck down the food on Turkey Day and pick up the laundry that mom washed before heading back to school.
Macy's Parade History:
The very first parade happened on Nov 27, 1924, and more than half-a-million people lined the streets of Manhattan to watch bands, floats, 25 animals borrowed from the Central Park Zoo, and more than 400 Macy's employees marching in costume. The first huge helium balloon was of Felix The Cat, and, it was the first time Santa Claus showed up at the end of the parade to mark the official start of the Christmas season.
CYNTHIA ROBINSON, trumpet player and singer for SLY & THE FAMILY STONE has died. She had cancer and passed away Monday. She was 69. Cynthia was one of the few black women who played trumpet in a band. She joined the multi-racial group in 1967 and was aboard for six albums. You can hear her up front on "Dance To The Music." She also gave birth to Sly's daughter, PHUNNE STONE. After the group split up in 1975, Cynthia continued to play with Sly, as well as bassist LARRY GRAHAM's band, GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION. She had been touring with various lineups of the Family Stone over the last few years, and Sly would show up and play for a few minutes every so often. (Marino)
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