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14 curious stats about Thanksgiving

Want to show your friends and family how smart you are this Thanksgiving?Here's a list of turkey-rela...

Posted: Nov 22, 2018 4:57 PM
Updated: Nov 22, 2018 4:57 PM

Want to show your friends and family how smart you are this Thanksgiving?

Here's a list of turkey-related stats, facts and tidbits.

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$21.71 -- This year's average cost for a 16-pound turkey in the United States, down 3% from 2017 and the lowest since 2014, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's most recent annual survey.

$48.90 -- The average cost this year to serve 10 people a Thanksgiving feast, a 22-cent decrease from last year.

42.5 million -- Turkeys produced this year in Minnesota, the largest turkey producing state, out of a total of 240 million raised in the United States.

23 -- Years since the faux-meat "Holiday Roast" by Tofurky made its debut in 1995.

42 -- The percentage of people who eat their Thanksgiving meal between 1-3 p.m., according to Statista.

17 -- Ridges on a 14-ounce can of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

155 -- Years since President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

397 -- Years since the first Thanksgiving feast took place, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. A good harvest led Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford to plan a three-day festival to give thanks.

91 -- Members of the Wampanoag tribe who joined in at the first Thanksgiving feast.

7,519 -- People who signed Butterball Turkey Talk-Line's petition on Change.org, calling for an official Thanksgiving turkey emoji.

98 -- Years since NFL games were first played on Thanksgiving Day, in 1920.

3.5 million -- Spectators expected to line the streets of New York City to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

54.3 million -- Americans that AAA projects will travel 50-plus miles this Thanksgiving, the highest volume since 2005.

164 million -- Consumers planning to shop over Thanksgiving weekend this year, including an estimated 116 million shoppers on Black Friday, according to the National Retail Federation.

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