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Happy Thanksgiving (with pie!) from Your Friends at GoCertify

Libbys pumpkin pie fillingANSWERS


1) Transparent pie. A regional delicacy from the heartland of the United States — Kentucky is believed to be where it originated — this delectable dessert is a favorite of actor (and Kentuckian) George Clooney.


2) 24. It it not known how the king's pastry chef was able to bake the pie without killing the blackbirds, which begin to sing after the pie is served to His Majesty.


3) Rhubarb pie. Rhubarb was widely cultivated by Chinese horticulturists for medicinal purposes; in China, rhubard is known as "the great yellow."


4) John Greenleaf Whittier. The lines are from Whittier's 1850 poem "The Pumpkin."


5) Monroe Boston Strause. Strause became known in his lifetime as The Pie King, and is also credited with having invented the graham cracker crust.


6) Sweet potato pie. Southern rockers Alabama turned McDill's ditty in a Billboard No. 1 (on the country music chart) in 1988.


7) New Mexico. Pie Town is located on U.S. Highway 60 in New Mexico's Catron County, and had a population of 186 in 2010. Pie Town takes its name from a popular (now defunct) bakery noted for its dried-apple pie.


8) A Sumerian tablet dated prior to 2000 B.C. contains what is believed to be a recipe for chicken pie.


9) Cherry pie. The late Oswald, known during his rock career as Jani Lane, wrote the song "Cherry Pie" for his band, Warrant, in just 15 minutes.


10) 1,212. In addition to more than a half-ton of canned pumpkin, the pie required 109 gallons of evaporated milk, 2,796 eggs, 7 pounds of salt, 14.5 pounds of cinnamon, and 525 pounds of sugar. It was created Sept. 25, 2010, at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio.