Ten Thrilling Thanksgiving Truths

Ten Thrilling Thanksgiving Truths

Think you know everything about Thanksgiving? Think again! These ten facts will leave you STUFFED with knowledge.

1. Turkeys have roamed the Americas for 10 million years. Enjoy your prehistoric poultry!

2. The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds. That’s as much as two forty-three pound dumbbells!

3. Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird. He thought eagles had “bad moral character.”

4. Only male turkeys gobble. Probably because females are more polite.

5. The first meal Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin ate on the moon was turkey. That meal must have been out of this world (but not really because astronaut food is probably pretty bad)!

6. Around Thanksgiving time, the average long-distance trip that people make to visit their families is 214 miles. If you made that trip thirty times, you’d be in Turkey!

7. Wild turkeys can run 20 miles per hour and fly 50 miles per hour. To avoid Thanksgiving air traffic, fly a turkey!

8. Each year the president pardons a turkey from being eaten. Last year, Obama pardoned two turkeys named Mac and Cheese.

9. The first Macy’s parade featured live animals from the zoo. The animals were too frightening, so they had to replace them with slightly less vicious balloons.

10. Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers. Maybe it should be called “Brown Friday.”