Fun Facts About Thanksgiving
With turkey day approaching, take a look at some interesting Thanksgiving facts and share your favorites around the dinner table!
- There’s a Turkey Talk-Line – The turkey talk-line has been in service to answer people’s turkey-related questions for more than 40 years. Simply call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) or text 844-877-3456 anytime in November and December to be connected with a professionally trained turkey expert.
- The creator of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” made Thanksgiving a national holiday – Sarah Josepha Hale petitioned the government for 17 years before she finally convinced President Abraham Lincoln to make it a national holiday in 1863.
- Americans eat about 720 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving – Roughly, that equates to 45 million turkeys, with each turkey weighing an average of 16 pounds. In total, it’s estimated that we eat an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving.
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