Gobble Gobble

As we get ready for Thanksgiving, we leave you with this infographic from the History Channel - and a few things to think about:

  • Does the size of the drawings (deer, turkey, etc.) reflect their importance? Does size correlate to another statistic? Or is it simply an artistic interpretation?
  • The data compares the amount of turkey we eat at Thanksgiving to other holidays - but it doesn't seem to put the amount of turkey we eat each year (13.3 pounds) in context. How does that compare to our consumption of chicken, steak and other meats? Is the number on the rise? What else should we know?
  • Look at the sources. Does the National Turkey Federation have the same credibility as the U.S. Census Bureau? (Maybe it does - we're not casting aspersions - just raising questions to ask.)