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Did You Know These Fun Tidbits About Thanksgiving?

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Here’s something to talk about around the Thanksgiving table!

— What year did the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begin?

Answer: 1924

— Which President first proclaimed Thanksgiving as a national holiday?

Answer: Abe Lincoln

— A male turkey is called a tom. What is a female turkey called?

Answer: A hen

— Which country first adopted Thanksgiving as a national holiday?

Answer: Canada (they celebrate in October).

— What is the best way to defrost a turkey: a) in a microwave, b) in cold water, c) in direct sunlight, or d) in the refrigerator?

Answer: D

— Of these Thanksgiving favorites, which is lowest in calories: pecan pie, pumpkin pie, or apple pie?

Answer: pumpkin pie

— True or false: the song “jingle Bells” was written for Thanksgiving?

Answer: True!

— Butterball says the best place to put the meat thermometer is in: the thigh, the breast, the wing or the cavity?

Answer The thigh

– What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?

Answer: Wattle

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