Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Facts

Here are some Thanksgiving facts I've come across
  • Did you know that 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day?
  • Did you know that, on average, we consume an extra 619 calories per day between Thanksgiving and New Years?
  • Im sure you’ve heard the average Thanksgiving meal contains between 3000-7000 calories. Did you know, however, that Overeaters Anonymous has stated that this meal, even with its high caloric content, does not fall under the definition of binge? In their words: Thanksgiving dinner falls under the umbrella of careful eating & a binge is food consumption which is completely out of control and mindless. 
  • According to the Today Show, the average American's Thanksgiving meal contains 4500 calories. This does not include breakfast, appetizers, or late night snacking. 
  • Did you know, if you want more numbers, you can text meals to diet1 & they’ll text you back the calorie count?
  • The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920's.
  • The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
  • Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.
  • The best time to see a turkey is on a warm clear day or in a light rain.
  • Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.
  • This year marks the 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Snoopy is the character that has appeared most in the parade.
  • 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving
  • Swanson’s started creating T.V. dinners in 1953 to do something with all of the frozen leftover turkeys from Thanksgiving.

Thanks to Run To The Finish, WHSV, and WNCX

No comments:

Post a Comment