Thanksgiving - Fun Facts
"In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941."
"The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys—one fifth of the annual total of 235 million consumed in the United States in 2007—were eaten at Thanksgiving."
"The cranberry is one of only three fruits—the others are the blueberry and the Concord grape—that are entirely native to North American soil, according to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association."
"More than 40 million green bean casseroles are served on Thanksgiving."
"Here's one of those funny Thanksgiving facts: Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead."
"According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long. It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust."
"Turkeys are known to spend the night in trees! (Maybe to escape the Thanksgiving table?)"
"The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. (Now that's a lot of turkey!)"
Courtesy of :
History.com "History Made Every Day"
Coolest-holiday-parties.com "Coolest Thanksgiving Facts, Traditions and History"
1-800-flower.com "Fun Thanksgiving Facts"
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