Isn't Thanksgiving always on the THIRD Thursday of the month?
I've wondered this question too because I always remembered it being the third Thursday and I specifically remember my fourth grade teacher teaching us about the history of Thanksgiving and I remember her even saying it was the THIRD Thursday of every November. Apparently my information was wrong and I lived most my life believing it was the Third Thursday. Here's a little snippet I copied from infoplease.com: By the mid–1800s, many states observed a Thanksgiving holiday. Meanwhile, the poet and editor Sarah J. Hale had begun lobbying for a national Thanksgiving holiday. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, looking for ways to unite the nation, discussed the subject with Hale. In 1863 he gave his Thanksgiving Proclamation, declaring the last Thursday in November a day of thanksgiving. In 1939, 1940, and 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking to lengthen the Christmas shopping season, proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November. Controversy followed, and Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 decreeing that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November, where it remains. I think many people confused the dates and never realized it, plus some times there's five Thursdays in the month of November so it seems earlier. Trust me you are not the only one that this has confused. I hope that helped.
Is cultural diversity good for our nation?
The ONE is one country, which we are; I always thought the MANY were the states, the entities that made the country up. Yes, there used to be the idea that after people came here they had to turn themselves into people who were identical to everyone else in every way. This was a dumb idea. Yes, cultural diversity is very good. It doesn't mean political allegience to their home countries, but hanging on to their traditions and other aspects of their home CULTURES (hence, the word 'cultural' in the phrase). Diverse places have many advantages -- people are more varied and unique, rather than everyone having the same habits and likes. It's a good thing for people to realize how much of their culture is arbitrary and specific to their culture, rather than the default assumption that their culture is universal, or the only legitimate way to be. From the mixing of people of different cultures, great cultural advances and innovations. When everyone is the same, it's more boring. When there are more choices available, people can mix-and-match.
What nationality eat the most chicken?
Well, there are two ways to measure eating the most chicken - 1: which country consumes the most chicken? or 2: which country consumes the most chicken per person? According to the first link (Canada's Agriculture dept), the United States consumes the most chicken overall - over 13 million metric tons in 2005. China is second with 9.9 million metric tons consumed. The European Union (combined) ranks third. But, when it comes down to who eats the most chicken per person: The people of the United Arab Emirates continue to hold the title of “world champion” chicken consumers, with 53.5 kg per capita annually. Kuwait and the United States, both with over 40 kg per capita annually, are the other two countries making up the world’s top three.
Blocking off levels in Ferret nation cage?
Get a heavy board (cutting board would work) place it over the opening and ziptie it in place if you can get holes in it. Then put their food dish or something on top of it to sort of distract them and make them forget theres a hole there. From my experience rats wont leave a covered hole alone unless theres something to help them forget its there. So either their food dish or turn that into the treat area where all their treats are put on.
Buffet places or 'All you can eat' restaurants work on a specific strategy to attract customers and earn a profit while making them eat only particular things. Because of this a lot of the food is also reused.In order to promote their food, they have so called festive and seasonal dishes. But what people don't know is that they just have a few dishes as a part of the special buffet. I had a really bad experience when at BBQ nation when I went to have their Bengali buffet. The food was nowhere authentic neither had quality. Also, what I've noticed is that for special buffets meats are in small pieces.Recently, BBQ nation has introduced chaat counters. Their main aim is to fill you with the free mocktails/beverages and light starters. When asked for chaat , they present you a really big plate. The complimentary drinks are carbonated that means they fill you.If you eat non veg, say no to any vegetarian items they serve. They'll ask you several times for a veggie starter refill. Ask for chicken wings or drumsticks as they're quite hesitant in serving them.Avoid eating the buffet if you for lunch. I've noticed the lunch buffet food isn't as fresh. If you notice the skewered meat is overcooked, tell them to get a new one. If you would like to have a full meal with rice , rotis etc, avoid too much of starters . Have just two rounds of starters. If you like some starter and are not interested in the other starters, tell them right away.If there is a special festival buffet on , ask them about the dishes as all of them won't be listed in the menu.
Why is Barbados so successful compared to other Caribbean nations?
This is a really good question. I guess that is just the way it is because of certain factors. I might not know all and we can only speculate as to the reasons. I guess we are just fortunate to be this way with a little help. First of all we have a stable government with no uprising not coup since 1937. It has a good health care system and it is free. Starting from childhood the medication is free up to 16 years and after 65. Medical services are free including eye and dental care. Operations are also free if you can wait. Lots of companies are offering medical plans, pension plan as well as many other benefits. We also have a good industrial climate and the rate of pay is competitive so that people can build their dream homes. There is also good infrastructure and low crime rate to compare with some of the other Caribbean islands. We have some of the purest water in the world and our main export (sugar) is one of the cleanest. The people here are very friendly and that is maybe why we have repeat visitors although it is said that we are a luxurious destination. Many international stars also have made here their home including Simon Cowell. Even Tiger Woods was married here. Education is free for example, you can go to primary and secondary schools free of cost. I know school meals was $00.10 before but believe it is free now. Primary school student entering secondary for the first time is given $100 to help with uniform. There is a small fee to enter university but the government subsidizes the schooling. I know because I spent 6 years there. It is said that Barbados has a literacy rate of about 99%. http://www.stabroeknews.com/2008/letters... Many people from some Caribbean islands want to come here to work and they do especially Guyanese. They can work for money and send back for their family. http://www.barbadosbeachresort.com/finan... q4norm gave a good answer.
I went to Barbecue nation at the opening hour at dinner on a less crowded day. I don't eat lunch and sometimes follow 24 hours Intermittent Fasting. This particular day too I didn't eat lunch. As I started dinner at 7pm on a less crowded day, I received good attention from the servers. I didn't drink anything so the entire stomach capacity could be utilized. I told my preference to be no Vegetarian and no chicken. I was kept fed on sheek mutton kebab, prawns, fish and one or two rounds of chicken. I avoided veg because they have more fibre and can fill in quickly. Finally ended the dinner with at least 52 kebabs in two hours, few carb items like dal malini, bindi fry, all sweets and Falooda. I happily paid ₹700 or something close to it and praised all the food and the service.At night 3pm, I vomitted lightly of curry leaves that went with bindi fry - bindi fry recently during last six months has been causing indigestion problem to me. So I realized it was only bindi fry that was the problem. Otherwise everything was fine. Due to indigestion of the vegetable bindi fry, I had fever next day. The best part is that I was able to extend my Intermittent Fasting to 44 hours from the usual 24 hours. My next meal was a lunch two days later!At another time, I had buffet dinner at a different hotel and fasted for 44 hours again, after the dinner. No vomiting this time.The key is 1) avoid water and drinks though light soup is ok, 2) avoid fibrous stuff and keep them for the last round, 3) dessert will always find a place even when you are full and 4) eat very slowly (I take at least 90 minutes but two hours is not unusual for me).Edit: reason for anonymity - 52 kebabs plus another dozen items of carbohydrates and sweets.