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Thanksgiving Blow Out Blog

Wed, 2012-11-21 14:08 -- cgorski
Nov 21 2012 - 2:00pm
By: Chris Gorski

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It's time to leave the office and computer behind, pack up the family and join the masses in search of family, food and football. 
Here are some stories to read this weekend, whether you're waiting for the turkey to finish cooking or waiting in line for a Black Friday deal.
First -- if you want to rein in your spending, don't take rumpled bills with you on shopping trips. This story from Yahoo! provides more details about a finding that might help shoppers resist purchasing frivolous items. People are much more likely to hold onto clean, fresh bills, researchers found.
Also, the Inside Science News Service archives contain a bounty of food stories likely to provide information that you can share with family and friends at your Thanksgiving feast.
Did you know that turkeys are native to North America, but domesticated in Europe?
Should you thicken gravy with flour or corn starch?
Why do certain flavors fit so well together?
Here's to everyone traveling safe, and enjoying a bountiful feast and long weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!
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