The Top Four Ways You May Get Hurt On Thanksgiving
As someone who is extremely accident prone, I think that it is important for me to share this information with you so that you are extra careful on Thanksgiving. According to a new study, the day after Thanksgiving is the second- busiest day of the year for urgent care clinics. The day after Christmas is the busiest. Why would urgent care clinics be so busy on Black Friday? Is it because of the crazy deal-seaking shoppers?
The answer to that question is no. Apparently, there are a lot of people who hurt themselves just doing the usual Thanksgiving things. Here are the top four ways you might hurt yourself on Thanksgiving . . .
1. Cutting yourself while you're cooking, eating, or carving the turkey. Clinics see a 60% spike in cuts and other cooking-related injuries. And the main culprit is carving the turkey.
2. Getting food poisoning, or just eating too much. 47% more people than average come in with gastrointestinal issues.
3. Burning yourself while you're cooking. They see 42% more burns than they normally do. You especially need to be careful if you're deep-frying a turkey.
4. Spraining an ankle or breaking a bone. They see 15% more broken bones and sprains than they usually do. And a lot of them are from people playing football in their backyard.
So be careful this Thanksgiving.. Don't get too crazy in the kitchen, make sure the bird is fully cooked, and even though you would love to tackle your annoying cousin, Trevor, stick to flag football. It's safer that way.