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Happy Thanksgiving [Infographic]

Thanksgiving Day Nou. 22, 2012 These days, most of us are able to enjoy Thanksgiving and its turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes and pumpkin pies without giving much thought to how and why the national holiday got its start. However, the story of Thanksgiving is an interesting one. The Begining 102 The number of people brought Mayflower forth on the The length of the passage 66 6,000 2,000 days The estimated Wampanoag population in 1621 * The current estimated population (many of whose ancestry includes other tribes) The number of deer the Wampanoag brought to the first feast November The length of the first feast days The number of pies and cakes served at the first feast It is not known if turkey was eaten at the first feast. It is believed that seal, swan, lobster and mussels where all on the menu These Days 2% 46.5 increase since 2011 million 248 The number of TURKEYS The number of turkeys MINNESOTA* is expected to raise this year *The nation's top turkey state! million expected to be raised in the U.S. in 2012 million 18 The number to be raised in 7.1 The wight in pounds of all the turkeys raised in 2011 in U.S. NORTH CAROLINA and ARKANSAS • "The nation's second top billion million, MISSOURI , $4.37 17:5 16 The value of those birds million VIRGINIA million • INDIANA 1.1 were produced in the major pumpkin-producing states in 2011 2 in 3 billion pounds of pumpkins worth $117 million of all U.S. turkeys will be raised in these six states 2.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes 750 were produced in the U.S. last million year pounds of cranberries 5.3 1os lbs will be produced in the U.S. in 2012. amount consumed by the average person that year 656,340 13.3 los tons of contracted snap (green) beans will be produced in major producing states in 2012. amount of turkey the typical American ate in 2010 $1.38 (it is unknown how much of this ended up in green bean casserole) retail cost per pound of a frozen whole turkey in December 2011 lin 5 88% of all turkeys eaten in the U.S. are eaten at Thanksgiving. of Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation said they eat turkey on this holiday 2,020 pounds The weight of the largest pumpkin pie ever Baked October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and was made of 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 250 pounds of crust and 9 pounds of spices $120 Thanksgiving & Black Friday Shopping Thu-Sat $92 SMTWTFS Tue-Fri $100 $80 $77 TWTF $65 SMT $60 $65 SMTWTF $40 Around the Country 1924 44 million Now more than The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade attend million and watch it on television Snoopy took place in NYC has been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a giant balloon more times than other character 1934 The first time the Detroit Lions 42 Americans traveled 50 miles or more from home over played football on Thanksgiving million the Thanksgiving weekend in 2011 11.4% in Thanksgiving travel in 2011 from 2010 1956 The first year the game was on television increase Brought to you by Goupon Audit 30

Happy Thanksgiving [Infographic]

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Happy Thanksgiving day, this day is celebrated on every fourth week of November, it has become a tradition now. Now, an expected 248 million turkeys will be raised in the U.S. in 2012. Of which, 1 in...


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