Yep, Thanksgiving is hazardous, if alerts that regularly come our way this time of year are anything to go by. With titles like "First, a Thanksgiving feast. Then to the emergency room" and "New Report Finds BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Foods," they remind us to remain vigilant during this happy holiday time.
There can be blood-pressure-raising fights over politics and religion or resurrection of other old family tensions at the Thanksgiving table!
We're going to consume 3,000 calories at the meal and we're all fat already!
If we play soccer to work off a few of those calories, we're gonna damage our Achilles' heels -- that or drop to the floor with a heart attack because we're not used to that kind of physical exertion.
A diet-water beverage company reminds us that "drinking water is key for your health all year round, but it is especially important during this stressful season." (It is?) "Instead of reaching for a sugary drink to refuel, grab an enriched water, such as [product name]," it helpfully offers. How about a glass of tap water, for that matter.
The most graphic warnings this time of year involve the preparation of deep-fried turkeys. Watch the iconic William Shatner ("Dammit Bill, that's too much oil!") tell us how NOT to deep-fry turkeys on this State Farm video.