7 Weird Thanksgiving Facts

By: Allan Guo

  1. The first Thanksgiving was originally 3 days.
  2. In 2012, 254 million turkeys were raised in the United States.
  3. Turkey was the first meal eaten on the Moon.
  4. Ben Franklin originally proclaimed that the turkey be the national bird of the United States.
  5. Only 88% of people eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
  6. Turducken is a chicken in a duck in a turkey eaten on Thanksgiving.
  7. Americans alone eat about 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.