History of thanksgiving and cranberries
Ezra Taft announced he was going to have cranberries with his thanksgiving meal after a large shipment of cranberries was announced to have been contaminated. This announcement was meant to help people realize that cranberries are safe again. Even after taft's announcement it took years to have the cranberry industry recover.
Facts and myths of cranberries http://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/c.php?g=177896&p=1169823
Cranberries are known for their ability to stop or cure urinary tract infections, but that's not quite true. The cranberry is really good at preventing urinary tract infections, but not if you already have the infection.