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14 Facts about Thanksgiving

2014 just had Thanksgiving so today I decidedto share with you, 14 Facts about Thanksgiving Number One. The average person consumes 4,500 calories every Thanksgiving Number Two. The Butterball turkey Hotline (yes, there is such thing) tend to answer 100,000 questions every November and December Number Three. The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys are consumed everythanksgiving in the US. This alone is onefifth of the 235 million turkeys consumed annually in the US

All these 235 million turkeys are valued at around $3 billion dollars. Number Four. Before floats existed, the Macy's day parade featured zoo animals Number 5. Benjamin Franklin wanted the US national animal to be the turkey while Thomas Jeffersonthought the idea of Thanksgiving was the quot;the most ridiculous idea he'd ever heard.quot; Number Six. Around 90% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving

Number Seven. According to Guinness Book of World Records the heaviest turkey in the world weighed 86 pounds ('.09 kg) Number Eight. Turkeys are pretty inpressive, They can fly up to 55 mph and run at up to 25 mph Their gobbles can also be heard from up to a mile away. Number Nine. The Macy's day parade was originally created to signify the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in 1924. Today 3 million peopleattend the parade annually while another 44 million watch the parade on TV

Number Ten. Currently, over 40 million green been casseroles are served every Thanksgiving They did find them useful for dyes.\12. The first Thanksgiving lasted 3 days\ 13. Discovered fossils tell us that turkeyshave existed for over 10 million years.\ 14. Americans throw away 35 percent of edibleturkey meat each year. That is 105 billion gallons of water that was used to raise theturkeys. That water is enough to supply New York City with water for 100 days.}.

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