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December 8, 2017

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Santa Has A Rough Landing – Breaks Leg

Santa was looking to make a grand entrance as he skydived.  Santa crashed into a tree and light pole before hitting a Florida beach and breaking his leg.  George Krokus was dressed as Santa Claus when he skydived to deliver toys to the Tampa Bay Beach Bums Operation Santa Charity Volleyball Tournament.  Perhaps he should just use his sleigh and reindeers in the future.

Talk About Dirty Laundry

Timothy Colton, 28, is being charged with arson and attempted murder after he set his mother’s house on fire in North Las Vegas with his mother inside the house.  The argument stemmed from a disagreement over laundry, according to Colton.  Colton yelled and cursed at officers, kicked the back seat door and hit his head on the plastic partition between the front and back seats.  His 66 year-old mother has limited mobility and was rescued by firefighters.  Colton is being held on $100,000 bail.  Mama must not want to do his laundry anymore.

It Was a Squirrel Not The Grinch

Officials in Sea Girt, NJ had been searching for a vandal or Grinch who damaged the community’s popular Christmas lights display. The case was solved last Saturday when officials discovered the Grinch was actually a medium-sized squirrel.  Officials had to scramble to replace the display’s severed wires in time for the borough’s annual tree lighting last Friday.  Sea Girt police caught the critter in the act, posting photos on social media of a squirrel climbing on the display and trying to take a bite out of the wires before running away.  “The Sea Girt Police Department is proud to report that the case of our broken holiday lights has been solved,” the department said in an official press release.  The squirrel was ‘charged’ with criminal mischief and released on bail.”

 

The tradition of Thanksgiving began in 1621 by the pilgrims.  Since that time we have grown to love this holiday feast period.  Here’s a quick look at some Thanksgiving statistics:

36 Years – The number of years spent trying to make it a national holiday

96% of all Americans partake in a Thanksgiving meal

 

$21.65 – The average cost of a turkey

$50.11 – The average price we paid to make a Thanksgiving meal

 

7 Hours – The average time we spent in the kitchen preparing the meal

16 Minutes – The average time we spent eating the meal

 

46 Million – The number of turkeys we ate.

235 Million – The number of turkeys born this year

 

41.9 Million – Traveled by car more than 50 miles to partake in a meal

36.1 Million – Traveled by plane to partake in a meal

 

Pies Consumption by Percentage

57% – ate pumpkin pie

14% – ate pecan pie

9%   – ate sweet potato pie

20% – ate some other type of pie

 

Our Favorite Uses for Leftover Turkey

  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Turkey Chili
  • Turkey Casserole
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Turkey Stew

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