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But here are some facts...about thanksgiving food...
3,000: Calories are consumed by the average person at Thanksgiving dinner.
12: Million turkeys are sold by Butterball each year.
675: Million pounds of turkey are consumed each year.
50: Million pumpkin pies are eaten at Thanksgiving.
350: Approximate number of pounds the largest pumpkin pie ever made weighed. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs, measured 5 feet in diameter and took six hours to bake.
40: How many million green bean casseroles are made.
100: Age of some of the oldest cranberry beds—and they’re still producing!
72: Millions of can of Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce purchased each year.
565: Number of times a line of all the cranberries produced in the U.S. would stretch from Boston to Los Angeles if you lined them all up, end to end.
Other Thanksgiving Stuff...
-Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.
-Domesticated turkeys cannot fly, however wild turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour over short distances.
-Only male (tom) turkeys gobble. Females make a clicking noise. The famous gobble is actually a seasonal mating call.
-The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed in at 86 pounds.
-A turkey under 16 weeks of age is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a roaster.
-The Turkey Trot, a ballroom dance in the 1900s, was named for the short, jerky steps of the turkey. It became popular mainly because it was denounced by the Vatican as "suggestive."
-Turkeys can drown if they look up when it's raining!
-A turkey's field of vision is 270 degrees
-The average age of the Mayflower passenger was 32. The oldest Mayflower passenger was 64.
-There was no milk, cheese, bread, butter or pumpkin pie at the original Thanksgiving Day feast.
-Contrary to popular belief, the Pilgrims did not have big buckles on their clothing, shoes, or hats.
buckles did not come into fashion until the late 1600s – more appropriate for the Salem Witchcraft trial time period.
-Congress did not declare Thanksgiving a national holiday until 1941.