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Thanksgiving Facts

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    Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday. Most people know the origin of Thanksgiving, but most do not know all the facts and trivia associated with Thanksgiving.
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  • Thanksgiving occurs on the:
    Fourth Thursday in November
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  • The first Thanksgiving lasted how many days:
    Three days
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  • Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal? Apache, Wampanoag or Cherokee
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  • Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States? 100 million, 280 million or 500 million
    280 million
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  • Which southern state was the first to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855? South Carolina, Virginia or Georgia?
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  • What is a snood?
    The loose skin under a male turkey’s neck.
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  • What utensil was not used by the Pilgrims to eat Thanksgiving dinner?
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  • The best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is: The breast, the middle of the back or the thigh
    The thigh
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  • Which president is believed to be the first to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition? President Lincoln in 1863, President Roosevelt in 1939 or President Harry Truman in 1947
    President Harry Truman in 1947
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  • What is a baby turkey called? A chick, a nestling or a poult
    A poult
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  • It has been estimated that how many Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving. 50%, 77% or 88%
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  • A full grown turkey has about how many feathers? 3,500, a million or too many to count
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  • All turkeys gobble. True or False
    False. Only male turkeys gobble. They do so to attract female turkeys.
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  • The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was Macy’s. True or False
    False. It was Gimbel’s.
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  • Every year the President of the United States pardons a turkey, who spends the rest of its life on a historical farm.
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  • Turkeys can see behind themselves. True or False
    True - They can see 270 degrees.
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  • What state consumes the most Turkey? Texas, California or Illinois
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