It's that time of year again, everyone!
Americans everywhere will soon sit down to a lovely meal with all of their favorite dishes.
So before you head to family dinner/food coma, take our quiz so you can impress your judgmental cousin at the table.
When it bouncesWhen it floats in waterWhen it is smooth and shinyWhen it is firm
When it bounces
Yep, when it's time to see if your fresh cranberries are good to go, throw them on the ground! (Clean ground, please, thank you.)
Potatoes are 80% waterPotatoes never go badThere are over 60 varieties of potatoesPotato skins are healing for blemishes
Potatoes are 80% water
Just like us, there's more than meets the eye (okay, so that's Transformers, but whatever). Hydrate this season and eat potatoes by the pound!* *Not medically accurate
Pumpkins were mashed and eaten coldPumpkin was used to make pie crustThe seeds were used to cure ailmentsSoup and stew were prepared in the pumpkin shell
Pumpkin was used to make pie crust
We should bring this back because it makes so much sense!
RussiaUnited StatesChinaNew Zealand
Yep, China is the world's largest producer of the green bean. In 2012 they produced almost twice as much as the next closest country, India.
Bread stuffing & putting it inside of the turkeyCharlie Brown and the Great PumpkinBlack Friday shoppingFrozen TV dinners
Frozen TV dinners
There was such a large surplus of turkey after Thanksgiving that companies began distributing and freezing it into the world's first frozen TV dinners. Yum...
Road trip to the Midwest! If you need pumpkins in bulk and Costco just won't cut it, head to the great state of Illinois!
Technically she's the Goddess of Harvest. However she is specifically noted as the goddess of corn, grain AND the harvest. Fun dinner table fact. You're welcome.
11 feed wide20 feet wide60 feet wide7 feet wide
20 feet wide
In New Bremen, Ohio, someone figured out how to cook a pumpkin pie with 1,212 lbs of canned pumpkin, 2,796 eggs, and 109 gallons of evaporated milk. It weighed 3,699 lbs. Apparently it was eaten.
567 million pounds700,800 pounds2.7 million pounds736 million pounds
736 million pounds
So. Much. Turkey.
ShinglesLow sex driveFrecklesObesity
Who knows why, but apparently people wanted to "cure" their freckles. Glad we got past that point in history! Rock your freckles, kids.
3000 calories5000 calories6000 calories2670 calories
You can have the diet of an Olympic athlete for a day! Just think of it that way and enjoy every last bite.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Remember to eat anything and everything you want this year.
By Jonathan Gordon, Carly Kaplin, Biko Skalla & Briana Rinaldo