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10 Crazy Thanksgiving Facts

November 19, 2018

How knowledgeable are you about Thanksgiving? Find out below with our top 10 trivia facts!

 

1. The famous tune "Jingle Bells" was originally created for an elementary school Thanksgiving celebration and had no connection to Christmas. (source)

 

 

2. Thanks to all the food we stuff ourselves with, Black Friday is the busiest day for plumbers. (source)

 

3. The Greek Goddess of Harvest was Demeter. (source)

 

 

4. Studies show that Californians consume the most turkey out of any other state in the U.S on Thanksgiving Day. (source)

 

 

5. Even though statistics show that most people prefer apple to pumpkin pie, an estimated 50 million pumpkin pies are eaten on Thanksgiving. (source)

 

 

6. "Gobble, Gobble" may be something you've been quoting since childhood, but in reality, only male turkeys gobble. Female turkeys actually cackle. (source)

 

 

7. About 46 million turkeys are cooked for Thanksgiving each year. (source)

 

 

8. It's the age old story of when life gives you turkeys... In 1963, a Swanson employee accidentally order about 260 tons of extra turkeys. Desperate to get rid of it, a salesperson decided to package the turkey in aluminum trays with side dishes, thus creating the TV dinner. (source)

 

 

9. Between the years of 2014-2016, there were 2,400 reported building fires on Thanksgiving Day. (source)

 

 

10. The Mayflower only averaged about 3 miles per hour on the historical voyage. (source)

 

 

 

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