Reasons Why Pie Is The Greatest Thing To Happen To Thanksgiving, Explained By Pie Charts

While many of us are looking forward to the turkey this Thanksgiving, we should really be gearing up for that Thanksgiving dessert spread. Just as important as saying what you're thankful for or exchanging hugs, Thanksgiving dessert is what brings the entire family together. Whether you are a vegetarian, a vegan, or a meat lover, desserts are an all inclusive place.

Besides, the only reason any of us eat dinner is to get to the dessert. (Sorry, mom, your turkey is great, but bring out the sweets already.) And the only reason we eat dessert is because there's a chance it might be pie. From the flaky crust to the endless combination of fillings, there's no dessert more American or more delicious than a good old-fashioned pie.

I can't accurately express how great pies are through words, so I won't begin to try — it would be insulting to pie. What I can do, however, is break down the greatness of pies using cold hard data. And there is no better way to break down pie data than with pie charts. It's a match made in math/pie heaven.

See, you really do use middle school math in real life!

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