Share Some Thanksgiving Trivia Around the Table this Year with These Fun Facts

Share Some Thanksgiving Trivia

Thanksgiving fun facts to share!

Thanksgiving is here! It’s time to celebrate all that we’re thankful for in our lives. As we gather around the turkey and pumpkin pie, we’d like to invite you to share a little holiday trivia with friends and family. Check out these Thanksgiving facts.

  • The turkey was in the running to become the nation bird. Efforts were largely supported by Benjamin Franklin. However, the bald eagle eventually won out.
  • Male turkeys, called toms, are the only turkeys that gobble. Female turkeys, called hens, cackle.
  • Young turkeys under the age of 12 weeks are called fryer-roasters.
  • Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada. But, their holiday isn’t in November, the Canadians celebrate during the second Monday of October.
  • TV dinners were a result of too many orders of frozen turkeys. Swanson then got the idea to freeze the meal and package them individually.
  • The first Thanksgiving lasted three days.
  • Wampanoag Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the meal.
  • 280 million turkeys are eaten each year in the United States.
  • A snood is the loose skin under a male turkey’s neck.
  • The thigh is the best place to put the meat thermometer.
  • President Harry Truman in 1947 is believed to be the first President to pardon a turkey and to start this annual tradition.
  • A baby turkey is called a poult.
  • A full grown turkey has approximately 3,500 feathers.
  • It’s estimated that 88% of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.

We, at The Maria Sanchez Show, wish you a happy Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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