It’s true. We’re so obsessed with data at GovDataDownload that we can turn any event, including your family’s Thanksgiving dinner into a data-driven moment.

Beyond sharing these interesting data points to help you avoid awkward silences, it’s a reminder of how data shapes all aspects of our lives.  From the simple task of knowing what size turkey to buy for Thanksgiving dinner, to the way in which data can be put to use to help state and local governments build smart cities and counties  and federal agencies deliver mission-critical services more efficiently and effectively to constituents and stakeholders.

We’re grateful to our readers, and especially our subscribers, for being part of our data-driven community.  We wish you all a very happy data-driven Thanksgiving.

With thanks to the American Pie Council, Forbes, Spoon University, and Running University, for the data points.