The Texas A&M Aggies and the Texas Longhorns have been playing each other every thanksgiving for over a hundred years. As far as traditions go, this one has an impressive history. Unfortunately, this year might be the last time the two teams face off on the gridiron (at least for a while), so every eye will be on the game. The game will be a lot of fun to watch, but an even longer and more storied tradition is the thanksgiving nap. Most people attribute this phenomenon to the chemical tryptophan that is found in turkey meat. While tryptophan can cause drowsiness, the primary culprit for our need for naps on T-day is the combination of overeating, carbohydrates, and meat.
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