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Thanksgiving Fun Facts
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
· The first Thanksgiving only had five women
present out of the nearly 150 Pilgrims and Indians. The feast lasted three full
· Thanksgiving was almost a fast—not a feast due
to the early settlers’ tradition on giving thanks. Luckily, the Wampanoag
Indians joined and turned their fast into a three-day feast.
· Forks were absent from the first Thanksgiving,
leaving them to eat their meal with just spoons, knives and their bare hands.
Give that a try this year!
·“Mary Had a Little Lamb” author Sarah Josepha
Hale spent 17 years writing letters for Thanksgiving to become a national
holiday. Abraham Lincoln finally listened and declared the holiday in 1863.
·The Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys have
hosted games each year since the NFL started the Thanksgiving Classic games in
·Macy’s Thanksgiving’s Day Parade began in 1924
to signify the launch of the Christmas shopping season. However, it is not the
oldest Thanksgiving day parade, with the Gimbels department store starting one
four years earlier. Today, the annual parade is attended by some 3 million
people and viewed by another 44 million.
·TV dinners were born in 1953 when someone at
Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it was sell for Thanksgiving—BY
26 TONS! Instead of wasting it, the meat was sliced and put with sides to be
packaged and sold.
·The U.S. President pardons a turkey each year,
sparing it from being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.
·Turkey isn’t responsible for your dreaded ‘food
coma.’ Scientists say it’s the extra glass of wine, high-calorie meal or
relaxing after a busy work schedule that makes you drowsy!
·“You can tell you ate too much at Thanksgiving
when you have to let your bath robe out.”—Jay Leno
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