10 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THANKSGIVING
Most of us have celebrated more Thanksgivings than we are willing to admit to…but our bet is that there are still a few things we don’t know about this true American holiday! So, here is a list of 10 things You Don’t Know About Thanksgiving:
Number 10: Only 5% of Americans don’t eat Turkey on Thanksgiving
Number 9: The only interruption of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade occurred between 1942-1944 because of World War II
Number 8: There were no pumpkin pies at the first Thanksgiving
Number 7: FDR tried, and failed, to move Thanksgiving Day forward a week.
Number 6: Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to become the National Bird of the USA
Number 5: The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day
Number 4: 20% of all Cranberries eaten each year in the USA are eaten on Thanksgiving Day
Number 3: Fossil evidence shows that turkeys roamed North American as early as 10 million years ago…a few years before our first Thanksgiving
Number 2: Thanksgiving has even been celebrated in space- US Astronauts had a traditional Thanksgiving meal, though freeze-dried
Number 1: The two turkeys pardoned by the President each year live out their days peacefully at Disneyland
If you want to add to this list of things most of us don’t know about Thanksgiving, just leave your comment below and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!