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Jake didn’t think he’d become a writer when he was growing up in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, but fate had another idea. After barely squeaking through grade 9 English, by the luck of the draw Jake found himself with the most inspiring literature instructor his small town had ever known, and grade 10 English changed his life! Suddenly, evenings once spent at the hockey rink were spent curled up on the couch with the best of Hemingway, Dickens, and John Grisham. A valedictorian address and English degree at the University of Regina later, Jake is proud to call Heywise his favorite place to pen informative quizzes about all his passion projects. If you’re reading a post and pick up a hint of classic English literature, you’re probably reading something by Jake - especially if you come away feeling like a slightly better person for it.
Americans can thank Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who wrote the song "Mary Had a Little Lamb," because, in addition to writing that song, she also wrote letters for 17 years campaigning for Thanksgiving. And while we are glad she did, and it is a great day to gather with our friends and family and be thankful, what the day is really about is the food! Though over the years, there have been several food trends, some of which have become traditions. Turkey was most likely NOT on the menu at the original Thanksgiving, but deer, ducks, geese, oysters, fish, and pumpkins probably were. As Thanksgiving grew in popularity, the turkey became a popular dish because they were an easily accessible big bird that could serve many in a plentiful feast. Even today, most families' Thanksgiving feasts include a turkey weighing on average 15 pounds or more. A popular side dish, the green bean casserole, was created by Campbell's soup in a cookbook in 1955. Every Thanksgiving, they now sell about $20 million worth of cream of mushroom soup. In the late 1980's, a new main dish, the turducken, got a lot of talk thank to football commentator John Madden. The turducken is a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey. But this massive meat delight didn't catch on and outrun the turkey as the Thanksgiving table staple.
Our personality quizzes are set up a little differently than your basic trivia quiz, but you’ve probably seen their kind around. Rather than having to choose the right answer from a list of multiple choice options, in this case, there is no “right answer”! (Two plus two will always be four, but every Golden Girls character is equally awesome.
So, stop stressing. Just click on the answer that suits you best, and enjoy the ride. These quizzes are just for fun but who knows – you might just learn something about yourself along the way!
Get knOwledgeable! Heywise is where entertainment and trivia meet, like a turducken of fun. Anytime. Anywhere. Since 2017, Heywise has been a leader of quizzes on the web, on mobile devices, and across social media.
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