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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Thanksgiving Ever

Today is the day! The sun is shining, the birds are migrating, and the grass is a nice dried out brown color. It’s Thanksgiving in Chicago!

In honor of today, I thought I’d share a list of crazy Thanksgiving Day facts with y’all. These are just a few I pulled – you can read the rest here.  Prepare to be enlightened!

1) About 280 million turkeys are bought in the U.S. for the Thanksgiving feast.

2) While Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the U.S., it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.

3) The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 lbs, which is just about the same size as a German shepherd.

4) Only male turkeys gobble. Hens cluck.

5) Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor, persuaded Abraham Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. She is also the author of the famous nursery rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

That is all for now, so I will leave you be with your families and your elaborate Thanksgiving spreads. For the 21st year in a row, I will be sitting at the kid’s table with with my 7-year-old cousin. The only thing that makes up for this is the fact that this year I can finally drink wine with my dinner.

Be safe, be healthy, and please, for the love of gosh – don’t stampede into Toys R Us on Black Friday and trample an elderly woman trying to buy her grandson a Lego set.


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