Science Shows How to Win The Thanksgiving Wishbone Break
We are nearing one of the biggest food holidays of the year. A holiday where we find ourselves purposely trying to beat our own personal best, when it comes to stuffing ourselves to the brim. Trying to stuff as many helpings of gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie and a heaping amount of green bean casserole. And, obviously, a pile of carved turkey.
The thing about Thanksgiving that scare people the most, is having to be around family that you may not always get a long with. For me, it is my brother. His competitive "must win" attitude, can really make a good meal sour. For us, every year we battle in the wishbone game. When 2 titans met on the frozen tundra of Mom's kitchen. Who will end up with the biggest part of the wishbone? Thanks to science, I have a 99% chance of being the victor! By using some scientifically proven techniques.
According to insidescience.org
The wishbone, technically known as the furcula, is a V-shaped bone found at the base of the neck in birds, and even some dinosaurs. According to tradition, if two people grab hold of opposite ends of the bone and pull until it breaks, the one who ends up with the bigger piece will get his or her wish.
Increase your chances of winning a wishbone-breaking contest: Pick the thicker side of the bone, grab the bone closer to the center, and let the other person do most of the pulling.