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Not thankful: Website calls Iowa 2nd worst for Thanksgiving

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A misery index, released by the website, puts Iowa as the second-worst state to spend Thanksgiving in.

The group compiled totals from six categories to make their list.

Here is a breakdown of the categories, and where Iowa ranks in each of them. (Text in parenthesis is where they got the data from.) 

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1. Likelihood of a food poisoning episode, based on number of salmonella cases from poultry per capita. (CDC)


2. Likelihood of relatives getting drunk and making a scene, based on binge drinking numbers. (CDC)


3. Likelihood of political arguments, based on states with even splits of political parties. (2012 Presidential election results)


4. Dietary restrictions affecting meal quality, i.e. diabetes (CDC) or vegetarians. (Facebook user data)


5. Likelihood of favorite NFL team losing on Thanksgiving. (NFL and Facebook)


6. Likelihood of guests ending Thanksgiving early to go black Friday shopping. (Facebook)


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