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Statistically, what is Americans’ favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
Stuffing
What meat is the most popular alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving?
Ham
What state consumes the most turkey every Thanksgiving?
California
How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh?
About 15 pounds
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much does the heaviest turkey on record weigh?
86 pounds
On average, how many people attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year?
About 3.5 million
Which city’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ends with Santa Claus getting a key to the city?
Detroit
What city has the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Philadelphia
When was green bean casserole introduced to Thanksgiving dinners?
1955
What turkeys actually gobble? (Male or Female)
Male turkeys
Do Americans prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie?
Apple Pie
Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for what trade profession?
Plumbers
About how many pumpkin pies are consumed every Thanksgiving?
About 50 million
When is Thanksgiving in Canada?
The second Monday in October
How many Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to Thanksgiving dinner?
About 80%
What percent of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving?
About 12%
How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?
46 million
In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?
September
Which President declared two Thanksgivings in one year?
James Madison
Which President refused to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
Thomas Jefferson
Which President first ordered a national day of Thanksgiving?
George Washington
Which President made Thanksgiving a permanent national holiday?
Abraham Lincoln
How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?
Five
Who was the first President to receive a ceremonial Thanksgiving Turkey?
Harry S. Truman
When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?
1920
When was the first Thanksgiving football game?
1876
How much did the world’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?
$150,000 at New York City’s Old Homestead Steakhouse
How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?
4,500
Which President made turkey pardoning an annual event?
George H.W. Bush
Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?
John F. Kennedy
What seafood was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?
Lobster, oysters, fish and possibly eel
What meats were served at the first Thanksgiving celebration?
Venison, swan, duck and goose were likely—not turkey!
How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?
Three days