Thanksgiving is a very important holiday,especially in the busy lives of Americans. It is a time to kick back and relax, watch a football game have over family, and enjoy a huge feast. It’s also time for us to give thanks for the things he has bestowed upon us.Although we are all going through rough times,there still is no nation in the world that has more to be thankful for than us.
I would like to wish you all the Best Thanksgiving, and we here at United Hoisting are certainly thankful for all of you.
Thanksgiving fun facts you can share at the table tomorrow:
It was not until 1941, that congress declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday. It was declared to be the fourth Thursday in November.
Fossil evidence shows that turkeys roamed the Americas 10 million years ago.
91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
50% of Americans put the stuffing inside the Turkey.
Corn is one of the popular symbols of thanksgiving.The oldest corns date 7000 years back and were grown in Mexico.
The Guinness Book of Records states that the greatest dressed weight recorded for a turkey is 39.09 kg (86 lbs), at the annual “heaviest turkey” competition held in London, England on December 12, 1989.
The cranberry is a symbol and a modern diet staple of thanksgiving. Originally called crane berry, it derived its name from its pink blossoms and drooping head, which reminded the Pilgrims of a crane.
A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.
There was no milk, cheese, bread, butter or pumpkin pie at the original Thanksgiving Day feast.
Contrary to popular belief, the Pilgrims did not have big buckles on their clothing, shoes, or hats.Buckles did not come into fashion until the late 1600s
The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day.