With another holiday upon us, you may start to realize that not only are we the best one-stop-shop around for electronic accessories, but also the best fact checkers and joke tellers this side of the Mississippi. We not only appreciate the recognition but want you to know how seriously we take that job. As Black Friday continues to creep further and further into the Thanksgiving Holiday, we have a moral obligation to provide the facts and jokes needed to celebrate Turkey Day, before it passes by faster than the last piece of pumpkin pie. With that said, let’s get to it!
- Contrary to popular belief, there was no turkey served at the first Thanksgiving. Historians say that the menu most likely consisted of deer, duck, geese, oyster, lobster, fish, pumpkin and cranberries.
- Corn is considered one of the most popular symbols of Thanksgiving. It came in a variety of colors including red, white, yellow and blue.
Thanksgiving Joke #1 :
Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
A: Plymouth Rock
- 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
- Wild Turkeys and Farm-Raised Turkeys have different flavors. With wild turkeys, almost all the meat is dark and has a stronger turkey flavor.
- On the West Coast, Dungeness crab is a common alternative to turkey as the main Thanksgiving dish.
Thanksgiving Joke #2:
Q: Why did the cranberries turn red?
A: Because they saw the turkey dressing!
- A scared turkey can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. It’s also said that they can reach flight at speeds between 50-55 miles per hour.
- Thanksgiving created the TV dinner. In 1953, in response to the enormous amount of turkey Swanson had left over, a salesperson came up with the idea to package it onto aluminum trays with other sides.
Thanksgiving Joke #3:
Q: What is a turkey’s favorite dessert?
A: Peach Gobbler!
As the holidays kick into full swing, it always helps to be reminded to be thankful for the things we have. We wish everyone a safe and filling Thanksgiving Day and look forward to the madness that will ensue during Black Friday and later, Cyber Monday. Happy Turkey Day, and with that, we leave you with one last final joke…
Q: Why can’t you take a turkey to Church?
A: They use FOWL language!
With Halloween lurking around the corner, like your neighbor’s creepily masked kid trying to frighten you as you get home, can you think of a better time for another fun, insightful and fulfilling blog post about fun facts and warnings of the upcoming holiday?
We didn’t think so! Sit back, relax, read on and enjoy the eerie knowledge we plan to cover you with, the same way those teenage kids cover your house with toilet paper for passing out dental floss. Breaking News: They prefer candy.
- Halloween started in Ireland and originated from the Celtic end-of-harvest festival of Samhain. This festival consisted of lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to fight off evil spirits.
- It is feared that on Halloween the boundary between the living and dead is blurred as both walk amongst each other. Humans therefore wear masks and dress up so the spirits do not recognize them.
- Orange and Black are the main colors of Halloween because orange represents the harvest while black represent the death of summer.
Cheesy Joke #1: Why don’t skeletons go to scary movies?
They don’t have the guts!
- Trick-or-treating started from the superstition that ghosts could disguise themselves as humans that knock on doors for food or money. It was believed that if they were denied, the spirit would haunt that human.
- Black cats and witches are forever tied together because it was once believed that the cats protected the powers of the witches.
- Halloween only trails Christmas as the highest grossing commercial holiday!
Cheesy Joke #2: Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?
They’re too wrapped up in themselves!
- The White House is haunted! Most ghost sightings are that of Abraham Lincoln. Spooky!
- The Michael Myers mask from the horror classic ‘Halloween’ is actually a $2 Star Trek William Shatner mask. The crew was on a tight budget so they reshaped the eye holes and painted it white to achieve the creepy look you know and love today!
- The heaviest pumpkin in history weighed in at 2,323 pounds.
Now that you’ve been educated on the holiday, cheesy jokes and random facts, we want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. Remember you are too old to be trick-or-treating if you ask for high fiber candy and are losing breath going from door to door. Never trick-or-treat in deserted towns, houses with bloody chainsaws outside or near people summoning demons! Enjoy.
Final Cheesy Joke: What do vegan zombies say?
(You’ll thank us later when you are the life of your Halloween party with these great jokes… Happy Halloween!)
As many across the nation work their last day of the week, it may come as a surprise that today should technically be the real day of Independence. July 2, 1776 is the actual day that the Continental Congress voted for Independence. To take it a step further, John Adams even wrote that July 2nd would be remembered and celebrated throughout American History. You are probably pretty upset you had to come in to work on such an important day in American History huh? Well to ease your pain and to get you into the holiday spirit, we’ve provided you with even more fun facts about the 4th of July… Hmm, it almost doesn’t have the same ring to it now.
Fun Fact #1: Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a “laptop.” In those times a laptop was considered a writing desk that would sit on the writer’s lap.
Fun Fact #2: There were 200 copies made of the printed version of the Declaration of Independence, which was originally called the Dunlap Broadside. Only 27 copies are accounted for today.
Fun Fact #3: In 1870, as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays such as Christmas, Congress declared July 4th an official unpaid holiday. In 1939 Congress changed the 4th of July to a paid Federal Holiday. THANK YOU CONGRESS!
Fun Fact #4: The 4th of July is the biggest hot dog day of the year. An estimated 155 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed on this day.
Fun Fact #5: To avoid further damage, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. For symbolic effect, the bell is tapped 13 times on the 4th of July.
Fun Fact #6: In 2012 the U.S. imported $227.3 million worth of fireworks from China. In comparison, the U.S. only exported $11.7 million that same year.
Now that you are caught up on the history of the United States and fireworks sales from 2012, we wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. Know that fireworks can be dangerous and should always be handled responsibly. There are some states **cough cough California** that are desperate for water, so let’s prevent as many fires as possible this summer. Remember, only you can prevent fireworks fires. Happy 4th of July!