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Thanksgiving Trivia!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of America’s oldest and most loved holidays. Although the story is steeped in a dark history of overcoming extreme hardship to be successful in their new lives, the holiday has become a cultural touchstone for most Americans. So, while the turkey is in the oven and you’re counting down the time until you can take that first bite of your feast, here are some fun trivia facts you can share with your family. Play a Thanksgiving trivia game and see who knows the most about our most loved holiday! How many of these Thanksgiving facts did you know?


Fun Facts!

  • The original Thanksgiving celebration lasted 3 days
  • The first Thanksgiving never served turkey- but did serve venison, swan, fuck, lobster, oysters and fish
  • John F Kennedy was the first President to pardon a turkey
  • George H.W. Bush made turkey pardoning an annual event
  • On average, people consume over 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day
  • The first Thanksgiving football game was in 1876
  • 1920 was the first NFL Thanksgiving game
  • There were only 5 women at the very first Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving wasn’t a permanent national holiday until Abraham Lincoln made it so
  • President Calvin Coolidge received a live raccoon as a Thanksgiving present
  • The Wampanoag Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims
  • The first Thanksgiving celebration took place in September
  • Appx 46 million turkeys are prepared in America each year for Thanksgiving
  • 12% of Americans skip turkey for their dinner
  • The first Turkey Trot was in Buffalo, New York in 1896
  • 80% of Americans prefer the leftovers to the actual dinner
  • Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on the 2nd Monday in October
  • Over 50 million pumpkin pies are consumed every Thanksgiving
  • Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for Plumbers
  • Americans prefer Apple Pie over Pumpkin Pie
  • Male turkeys are the only ones that gobble
  • Green Bean Casserole was first introduced to Thanksgiving Dinner in 1955
  • 1928 was the first year of the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons
  • Over 3.5 million people attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade each year
  • The average Thanksgiving Turkey weighs about 15 lbs
  • California consumes the most turkey each Thanksgiving
  • Stuffing is America’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish

In conclusion, we hope that you have a fun and safe Thanksgiving no matter what your plans are! Get a start on your Black Friday Shopping and find all your boating supply and maintenance needs on our website!

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