The Turkey Dilemma.
The National Turkey Federation claims that 46 million turkeys are killed each year for Thanksgiving. If, according to the Census Bureau, 243 million turkeys were raised in 2016, and since (46/243) x 100= 18.9, nearly 19% of all turkeys were killed for Thanksgiving last year. That’s rough.
The Black Friday Attraction:
While turkeys worry about survival, we worry about finding the best deals on Black Friday.
In 2016, more than 154 million Americans shopped in stores or online during Black Friday. Given that the population of the United States was around 324 million, and since (154/324) x 100 = 47.5, nearly 48% of Americans last year shopped on Black Friday!