Fun Facts For Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

HYANNIS – Here are some Thanksgiving Fun Facts for the Dinner Table:

$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” byTofurkymade 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 declaredThanksgivinga national holiday in 1863.

397— Years since the firstThanksgivingfeast took place, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. A good harvest led Plymouth ColonyGov. 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 signedButterball Turkey Talk-Line’spetition on, 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 theMacy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

54.3 million— Americans that AAA projects willtravel 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 onBlack Friday, according to the National Retail Federation.

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