## Investigating Some Thanksgiving, LSAT Coincidences

Hey guys, Thanksgiving is a week away! The December LSAT is two weeks and two days away! Coincidence? Maybe not. When you think about it, there’s a lot of similarities between the LSAT and Thanksgiving. According to Wikipedia, Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has officially been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated, while The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. But the similarities don’t end there!

The first LSAT was given in 1948. In 1941, Thanksgiving was set as falling on the fourth Thursday in November. Seven is the number of seconds on the LSAT if you count the writing sample and then add another section that doesn’t actually exist. 1941+7=1948. Coincidence?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City started in 1924, exactly 87 years ago. If you get 87 LSAT questions wrong, you’ll get an LSAT score of 120. 120 is how many balloons are in the parade*. Coincidence?

Speaking of which, in the 1997 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Cat in the Hat balloon broke some woman’s skull and sent her into a coma. Seriously. Has the LSAT ever sent anyone into a coma? Probably not, but who knows? Maybe. Think about it.

This Thanksgiving weekend marks the release of the movie Hugo, which looks like garbage. Having to take the LSAT is garbage. Life is generally garbage. Coincidence?

Thanksgiving doesn’t really have any meaning to it anymore other than being a celebration of overeating. The LSAT doesn’t really have any meaning other than getting in the way of going to law school. Coincidence?

I think we all learned something today. So enjoy your Thanksgiving next weekend, but don’t take too much of a break from studying. If you do, you’ll get a 120.

*This probably isn’t true. I just made it up.