Pennsylvania Named One of the Worst States to Have Thanksgiving


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Estately is always coming out with wacky lists. (Look no further than this one, this one here, and oh, this one). This time around, they have compiled their super hard-hitting data to analyze which states are least likely to have an enjoyable Thanksgiving.

The top three? Ohio, Iowa and Pennsylvania. The folks over at the real estate search website then offered each state a profile. Here’s the one they wrote for Pennsylvania:

Only after agreeing to cook a Tofurkey alongside the actual Turkey, and once arguments over Obama’s real country of birth have died down, and after everyone has another drink, only then can Pennsylvanians give thanks that both the Steelers and Eagles have a legitimate chance to meet in the SuperBowl.

The full list of bad Turkey Day states and criteria used to measure them below…

1. Likelihood of a family food poisoning episode

-Most cases of salmonella per capita derived from poultry in the past five years (CDC)

2. Likelihood of relatives getting drunk and making a scene

-Prevalence of binge drinking among adults per capita (CDC)

3. Likelihood of political arguments

-States with most even split between democratic and republican voters (2012 Presidential election results)

4. Dietary restrictions impacting meal quality

States with highest rates of diabetes (CDC) and highest percentage of vegetarians/vegans (Facebook user data)

5. Likelihood of favorite NFL team losing on Thanksgiving

-Losing percentage for Thanksgiving Day games of residents’ favorite teams(s)—(National Football League,Facebook)

6. Likelihood of guests/cooks abandoning meal to shop a Black Friday sale

-Percentage of Facebook users expressing interest in Black Friday sales—(Facebook user data)