In case you run into any awkward lulls during political talk at Thanksgiving dinner this year, here are some conversation starters that might just save you 😉
I hope one of these fun facts will serve as a conversation starter tomorrow!
10 Thanksgiving Fun Facts
80% of Americans prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to Thanksgiving dinner.
Green Bean Casserole was invented in 1955.
3.5 million people attend Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in NYC every year.
On average, a person consumes 4500 calories at Thanksgiving dinner.
12% of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving.
Statistically, Americans’ favorite dish on Thanksgiving is the stuffing.
The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
The Butterball hotline answers 100,000 Turkey questions every year.
Eating too much – not Tryptophan – makes you tired after eating on Thanksgiving (turkey doesn’t have any more than chicken does).
And my personal favorite … TV dinners were invented as a result of a massive Thanksgiving miscalculation. It’s true! In 1953 a company found itself with 260 tons of leftover frozen turkeys after Thanksgiving and a salesman, inspired by meals on airplanes, had the notion of splitting them up into heatable trays with other side dishes, and it was a HIT (don’t believe me?)
I’ll leave you with these two chuckle-worthy comics below, and here’s wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.
Readers, I am thankful for you.