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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you will enjoy these fun facts you may not have known about Thanksgiving. Gobble Gobble!!

How many degrees can a turkey see with its eyes?
270 Degrees! It gives a whole new meaning to having eyes behind your head. No wonder they are so hard to catch!

According to popular legend, where did the male “Tom” turkey get its name?
Benjamin Franklin named it after Thomas Jefferson when he would not allow it to be the national bird.

Do you know what foods were served at the FIRST Thanksgiving?
Deer, Codfish and boiled pumpkin. The pilgrims had no ovens to bake bread and no sugar or milk when thanksgiving came around. Their food supply that they came with was very low.

Who was the first astronaut to eat Thanksgiving

dinner on the moon?
Neil Armstrong

Did you know that there are at least three American towns named after the Thanksgiving Dinner main course? There's Turkey, Texas, with 496 residents; Turkey Creek, Louisiana, with 357 residents, and Turkey, North Carolina, with 267 residents. There are also eight places and townships named Cranberry, and 20 places named Plymouth, after the location of the first Thanksgiving.

Did you know that the first National Football League's Thanksgiving Classic game was played in 1934, when the Lions hosted the game as a gimmick to get people to go to Lions football games?

About how many feathers does a turkey have? 3500!!

How high must a cranberry bounce before it is harvested? 4 inches

And lastly…What vegetable did the pilgrims have available for Thanksgiving but did not use because they thought it was poisonous? Potatoes!

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