Thanksgiving is here again. It’s time for families to gather together and for lots of food to be consumed. Of course, this is a time of year that turkeys tremble in fear. Nearly 90% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving—almost 50 million turkeys are eaten on that day (and for the next week as turkey sandwiches).
You may not know this, but every year Butterball opens a turkey talk hotline that people can call and get help cooking their Thanksgiving turkey (1-800-BUTTERBALL).
You can imagine the sorts of calls that they get. Here’s a few examples (from various places on the Internet):
- A disappointed woman called wondering why her turkey had no breast meat. After a conversation with a Talk-Line operator, it became apparent that the woman’s turkey was lying on the table upside down.
- A man called saying that he had a turkey from 1969 that he found in his Dad’s freezer—it was 30 years old and he wondered if he could cook it.
- Another man called saying that he had cut his turkey in half with a chain saw—would the chain oil affect the taste in any way?
- One distraught woman called because her pet Chihuahua had crawled into the turkey and gotten stuck in the body cavity.
Well, somehow the turkey gets cooked and families gather around the table to eat. Continue reading