Week of November 20 – Thanksgiving Trivia

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The first Thanksgiving in 1621 lasted for 3 days and there were many more Indians than Pilgrims at the feast.  (So many pilgrims died on the journey to the United States).

Deer, codfish and pumpkins were served at the first Thanksgiving.  The pilgrims thought that potatoes were poisonous so they didn’t use/serve them at the Thanksgiving feast.

Five pilgrim woman survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving in 1621.

By the 19th century, celebrating Thanksgiving is said to have been the origin having the kiddies table for children to eat.

Felix the cate was the first balloon of the 1927 Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.

Only male turkeys gobble.  Female turkeys “click.”

Baby turkey are called poults.

The dangling skin under a turkey’s neck is called a Wattle.

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