Happy Thanksgiving!!! | 11/15/2017

Impress your friends and family with these fun Thanksgiving Day facts:

The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade didn’t feature any balloons. But when the parade made its big debut in 1924, it did have something that might be even cooler than balloons: animals from the Central Park Zoo.

A Thanksgiving mix-up inspired the first TV dinners. In 1953, a Swanson employee accidentally ordered a colossal shipment of Thanksgiving turkeys (260 tons, to be exact). To get rid of them all, salesman Gerry Thomas came up with the idea of filling 5,000 aluminum trays with the turkey – along with cornbread dressing, gravy, peas and sweet potatoes. They were sold for 98 cents, and were a hit. Within one year, over ten million were sold.

About 46 million turkeys are cooked for Thanksgiving each year. It’s tradition, after all! And on Christmas, 22 million families host an encore with another turkey.

Only male turkeys actually gobble. You may have been taught in pre-school that a turkey goes “gobble, gobble” — but that’s not entirely true. Only male turkeys, fittingly called gobblers, actually make the sound. Female turkeys cackle instead.

The Butterball Turkey Talk Line answers almost 100,000 calls each season. Last year, the company’s popular cooking crisis management team also introduced a 24-hour text message line for the lead-up into the big day.

Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers. Thanks to all that food we gobble up, Roto-Rooter reports that kitchen drains, garbage disposals and, yes, toilets, require more attention the day after Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.


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One thing I’m thankful for this year is knowing great people like you.

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!

Best Wishes,

– Debby


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