13 THANKSGIVING FUN FACTS THAT WILL TOTALLY IMPRESS
Thanksgiving is the time for gratitude and giving thanks. It allows us time to give thanks for our friends, family, food, and health. While enjoying the amazing turkey feast this holiday season, check out these Thanksgiving fun facts that are sure to entertain your family and friends around the table!
Impress your family and friends with these Thanksgiving Day facts:
· In 1980, the average turkey weighed less than 19 lbs. Today, they tip the scales at about 31 lbs. on average.
· In 1621, Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration that involved the consumption of geese, ducks, and deer, primarily.
· In 1941, congress made Thanksgiving a federal holiday, reserving the fourth Thursday in November for its celebration.
· The first Thanksgiving took place between 53 colonists and 90 Wampanoag Indians. Today, 89% of Americans will celebrate the holiday with 12 relatives on average.
· Up to 17% of people have skipped Thanksgiving dinner to wait in line for Black Friday deals
· Millennials are three times more likely than older generations to eat a vegetarian meal for Thanksgiving, and 44% of them will serve ham instead of turkey.
· Pumpkin pie was not a part of the first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, but today maintains its status as America's favorite Thanksgiving pie.
· Upwards of 100 million Americans will watch an average of 15 hours of TV over the holiday.
· The heaviest turkey on record, according to the Guinness Book of Records, weighs 86 pounds.
· Californians consume the most turkey in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day!
· Female turkeys (called hens) do not gobble. Only male turkeys gobble.
· “Over the River and Through the Woods” was originally a Thanksgiving poem!
· 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.