Thanksgiving Day Fun Facts

Observed annually on the fourth thursday of November, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most hugely popular occassions in the United States as also in various other nations. Check out some funfilled facts related to Thanksgiving that are sure to interest you and give you unique information about the occassion. If you enjoy reading these Thanksgiving Day Fun Facts, click here and forward this page to your friends. Have a different kind of Thanksgiving celebration!
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Grenada celebrates Thanksgiving Day on 25 October. Despite having the same name and being observed around the same time, this national holiday is unrelated to 'Thanksgiving Day's in Canada and the United States. It is not an occassion to express gratitude to the almighty but an anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of the island in 1983 in response to the deposition and execution of Grenadan Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.

Three places in the United States are named after "turkey", the bird that forms the main course of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. These are Turkey, Texas; Turkey Creek, La.; and Turkey, N.C..

Nine townships around the USA, including three in Kansas, have the name “Turkey”.

In 1939, Franklin Roosevelt once moved Thanksgiving to the second to last Thursday in order to create a longer Christmas shopping season. But citizens preferred otherwise and the date was changed back two years later.

That even turkeys die of heart attacks was proved when the Air Force was conducting test runs and the sound pitch went so high that many turkeys dropped dead.

If it rains while turkeys swim and they look up, they can be drowned.

A wild turkey has a field of vision of about 270 degrees. Now you know why it is so difficult to hunt them?

If you have ever failed to chase a turkey on foot, know that a frightened turkey can break into a running speed of 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds and can also run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour.

Venison and wild fowl are the only two food items documented to have been eaten on the first Thanksgiving meal menu. It is not clear whether turkey was eaten though wild fowl may refer to wild turkey or duck or goose.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long!

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