It’s Time for Turkey Day Trivia

It’s Time for Turkey Day TriviaWe’d like to give you a few facts to go with the fun, food, and family that this holiday best represents. Test your friends and family to see what they actually know.

The History Channel, on its website presents a Thanksgiving By the Numbers infographic that presents some interesting comparisons between the Thanksgiving experienced by the Pilgrims in 1621 with Thanksgiving today:

  • The first Thanksgiving was a 3-day feast celebrating the harvest. Today, it’s a 1-day feast followed by football and sales.
  • The first Thanksgiving meal consisted of lots of fowl (turkey, duck, goose, and swan), shellfish, and venison. Today, it’s really about turkey, with 46 million turkeys being consumed at Thanksgiving.
  • Side dishes at the first Thanksgiving included pumpkin (not as a pie but as a pudding), stuffing, and corn (other vegetables may have been served as well, including spinach, cabbage, and peas. Today, we augment the meal with potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin (definitely pie). The vegetable most of us associate with Thanksgiving is string bean casserole, but it’s unlikely the Pilgrims had cans of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Here are some Thanksgiving facts and activities that would appear completely foreign to our ancestors:

  • In 2015, 151million shoppers shopped either in stores or online over the Black Friday four-day weekend, spending an average of $300 per person
  • Blowing up the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade fifteen balloons takes over 300,000 feet of helium!
  • Televised NFL games attract between approximately 27 million and 32 million viewers per game.

We’d like to wish all of our readers and followers the happiest Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy!

Check out the infographic.

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Mike Ruhl is Marketing Manager for Corcentric and oversees marketing of Corcentric and their financial process automation solutions.

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