Thanksgiving History
Statistacally Speaking
Football
FOOD
Black Friday
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In what city was the first Thanksgiving held?

Colonists and the Wampanoag tribe shared an autumn harvest feast in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts

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What meat is the most popular alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving?

Ham

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What is the only team that has NEVER played NFL football on Thanksgiving

Jacksonville Jaguars

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Statistically, what is Americans' favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

Stuffing

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What percent of Black Friday shoppers later regret their purchases?

An estimated 52% of shoppers purchase something on sale that they later regret.

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What meats were served at the first Thanksgiving celebration?

Venison, swan, duck and goose were likely—not turkey!

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What percentage of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving 

90% 

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When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?

1934

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How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?

About 46 million

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Which retailer is the most dangerous place to shop on Black Friday?

The most violence seems to occur at Walmart (57.1 percent of Black Friday incidents)

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 How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?

Three days

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How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?

4,500

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What was the coldest NFL game in the history of Thanksgiving?

The 1993 game between the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins - 32 degrees F

300

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much does the heaviest turkey on record weigh?

86 pounds

300

Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for what trade profession?

Plumbers

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Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?

John F. Kennedy

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Do Americans prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie?

Apple Pie

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When was the first Thanksgiving football game?

1876

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What state consumes the most turkey every Thanksgiving?

California

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Black Friday isn't the only holiday the day after Thanksgiving. What's the other?

Native American Heritage Day

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What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?

The Wampanoag

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About how many pumpkin pies are consumed every Thanksgiving?

About 50 million

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The most Thanksgiving day NFL appearances include:

The Lions, Cowboys, Bears, and the Packers

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How much did the world's most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?

$150,000 at New York City's Old Homestead Steakhouse

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The term Black Friday originated in what U.S. city?

Police officers in Philadelphia were first to link Black Friday to the post-Thanksgiving period in the 1950s.

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