Question of the Day

Nov 24, 2014

Friday's question asked: Minnesotans are hopping mad at the New York Times for claiming which dish represents their state's contribution to the Thanksgiving table? That would be grape salad, of course--most Minnesotans complained they'd never even heard of grape salad, let alone eaten it at a Thanksgiving dinner. (FWIW, this writer of Minnesotan blood did indeed eat grape salad a few times at Grandma's holiday table, but clearly we're in the minority here. Sorry, NY Times!)

Congratulations for a fifth time to Ken Walker of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Jade WalkerLaura AlixCarrie Gray (who added the hashtag #embracethegrape), Ned Donovan (who nevertheless thought the recipe was "delicious sounding"), Sarah Jersild (who did not think it was delicious sounding, and wondered, "They couldn't have picked something with wild rice?"), Ryan GormanJohn Wall (who "never heard of it" and lived in Minnesota), Thomas FeyerHiram ReisnerHollywood Highlands (who quipped this gaffe turned readers "sour"), Karen Hansen (who also never heard of it and stands by her previous "tator tot hot dish or bust" comments), Amy ZipkinHeather SmathersAnnie M. DanceCharlotte LoBuono (who also finds the salad "weird"), Michelle Hals (who also has lived in Minnesota most of her life and "never, ever heard of it" ending with the hashtag #yuck), and Francis Hinchey, for all getting that right as well!

As for today's question, here it is, with thanks to former journalist Francis Hinchey for submitting it: With all the noise about presidential executive actions, past and present, what president took executive action to declare a holiday we celebrate Nov. 26?

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