By Annika Tomlin

There are four towns in the United States named “Turkey.” They can be found in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina.

In 2015, four men in New York made the world’s largest serving of mashed potatoes weighing 2,641 pounds.

Wild turkeys can run up to 20 mph when they are scared.

The average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4,500.

14 slices of pumpkin pie are 4,500 calories.

Thanksgiving football began in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. 

The first NFL games were played on Thanksgiving in 1920.

Approximately 50 million viewers watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV while 3.5 million view in person.

Turkeys have two stomachs.

England’s “Tyson,” the heaviest turkey, weighed 86 pounds.

In 1981 Butterball started a “Turkey Talk-Line” to help people with their turkey questions.


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