Folks are busy scrambling across the country right now as we all prepare for Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. It’s one of the biggest holidays of the year and one of the few opportunities many folks get to unwind and spend time with their families.
Which is why the findings of a recent study aren’t all that surprising.
As reported at the Daily Mail, it appears that Thanksgiving is filled with more activities than just watching football and stuffing one’s face with turkey, as it turns out the holiday is the most popular when it comes to baby making.
One might expect Valentine’s Day or even Christmas to take the cake, but it turns out that turkey and football are powerful aphrodisiacs.
According to a new survey of 1,000 Americans by OnlineGambling.ca, out of the people polled, more named Thanksgiving as the time of year they conceived their children than any other holiday.
The survey was initially taking a look at when, where, and how couples conceived their first children, asking them to estimate which holiday fell closest to the date they conceived their first kids.
A whopping 17.7 percent said Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, even Valentine’s Day, which was the closest to 17.3 percent. With Thanksgiving being the time of year most kids are conceived, that means August/early September birthdays are plentiful.
While these results are interesting, just as much so are which holidays see the least amount of baby making. New Year’s was the least common holidays for conception, while Christmas, Halloween, Independence Day, and Memorial Day were all mostly tied.
Unsurprisingly, the most popular time of day for the activity is the evening, as 57.3 percent of children were conceived at the time. They also found that only 53.3 percent of folks had planned their first pregnancy. More specifically, Republicans were more likely to have planned their first pregnancies than Democrats (by 3.7 percent), and Catholics were 9.1 percent more likely to have planned it than atheists and agnostics.
All in all, some interesting things were found in this study. It would seem that Thursday’s going to be a busy time and the beginning of a new life’s chapter for many.
Source: Daily Mail