Just when you wondered what Points could possibly have to say about Thanksgiving, our good friends at the American Chemical Society (many Points authors have done research under their fine auspices) have weighed in with an important message about drugs– or drug lore– related to the holiday. Turns out it’s not the tryptophan in the turkey that’s making you sleepy, it’s the total tonnage of calories and the preponderance of fat and carbohydrates. The possibility that you may be bored by the conversation around the table and in front of the game (go, 49ers!) is not discussed in this informative little video–— but it may give you some fun facts to discuss while you help with the dishes.
You are helping with the dishes, right?