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Happy Weird Thanksgiving!

Post by Riddick » 11-26-2014 02:11 PM

Weird Thanksgiving Facts

1. Since 1934, The Detroit Lions always play on Thanksgiving.

2. The first TV dinner was Thanksgiving leftovers.

3. There are 3 towns named Turkey in the US.

4. The world's largest man-made turkey is in Frazee, MN.

5. The night before Thanksgiving is the single biggest day for bar sales in the US.

6. The first meal on the moon was packets of roasted turkey.

7. The original Macy's Day Parade used live animals from the Central Park Zoo.

8. There are about 250 million turkeys raised annually in the US.

9. The average person consumes 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day--enough to gain 1.3 pounds.

10. Green bean casserole was invented in 1955 by Campbells.

11. Lincoln made Thanskgiving an official holiday.

12. Jingle Bells was orginally a Thanksgiving song.

FULL STORY

- When Thanksgiving Was Weird -
Thanksgiving in turn-of-the-20th century America used to look a heckuva lot like Halloween.

Factual Turkey Day Weirdness, Continued -

* Thanksgiving was originally supposed to be quite the opposite of what it's become. Plymouth Rock pilgrims saw it as a time of—gasp!—fasting. But the Native Americans who celebrated with them brought feasting to the table.
* In other near-misses, Thomas Jefferson thought Thanksgiving was "the most ridiculous idea" he'd ever heard. But George Washington was a big fan, and Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird.
* Franklin Roosevelt attempted to shift the date a week earlier in 1939 to boost Depression-era retail sales. Americans didn't like the idea, and Congress settled on the official date in 1941.
* Turducken—turkey stuffed with duck with a chicken inside—is getting really, really popular. A Louisiana store ships more than 5,000 the week before the holiday, it says.
* Thanksgiving Day football is by no means modern: It started in 1876 with the American Intercollegiate Football Association's championship game.

Thanksgiving, Extreme Edition

SHE COOKED OUTSIDE...IN MINUS 38°
JOAN RIVERS SERVES UP A 23-DISH MEAL...
SHE KEEPS IT SIMPLE — FOR 60...
SHE FITS 32 PEOPLE INTO 500 SQUARE FEET...

And Now, On The Weird Thanksgiving Menu

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SPAM BIRDS - Only one of nineteen horrific Thanksgiving dinner ideas from vintage food ads.

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TOFURKY GRAVY SODA - A sugar-free & Vegan friendly alternative to consuming actual food.

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THANKSGIVING GUMBALLS - In traditional food flavors, the holiday equivalent of a Milk Dud.

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FIDO'S HOLIDAY FEAST - For the family's pilgrim pooches, it's Thanksgiving in a can. WOOF!

Last but not least -

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Presidents Pardoning Turkeys? What's Up With THAT...?
John Oliver Tackles The Weirdest Holiday Tradition

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Post by kbot » 11-27-2014 09:09 AM

:D

Thanks Riddick!!

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving with friends and family!!!!!!!!
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Post by Dude111 » 11-28-2014 06:02 PM

Gracious Riddick,your the best!

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