Thanksgiving Fun Facts for Family Trivia

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  You can almost feel the mosaic of flavors: the cranberry sauce,  green bean casserole, yams with toasted marshmallows and we will stop here. You are sure you have been waiting for this flavor explosion all year, and now you only have to wait a couple more days!

As for yours plans you know it: a rich meal with you family and friends all together.

How about some family fun at the Thanksgiving table? Riverside Limousine gathered all over the internet 10 Thanksgiving Fun Facts that you can turn into a fun game of Trivia.

According to the National Turkey Federation, over 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day in the United States. We find it important to mention that there is also a National Turkey Federation—who knew?

The states that produce the most pumpkins include California, New York, and Pennsylvania. These states produce over 1 billion pounds of pumpkin annually.

The oldest Turkey Trot race is the Buffalo Turkey Trot and has been put on by the YMCA since 1896.

A typical turkey contains about 30% dark meat and 70% white meat. What type of meat do you prefer?

In 1953, the company, Swanson, misjudged how many turkeys Americans would consume on Thanksgiving by 26 tons. As a result, TV dinners were created to include the extra meat and some sides. Now, that is what we call marketing.

Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. He believed that the eagle had “bad moral character” while the turkey was a “much more respectable bird.” Turkey it is!

According to Time magazine, President Thomas Jefferson hated the idea of Thanksgiving and thought it was “the most ridiculous idea conceived.”

Almost one million individuals complete a running road race on Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It is the most popular day for road races in the United States.

The Macy’s Christmas Parade first launched on Thanksgiving Day in 1924 to signify the start to the Christmas shopping season. The parade is now referred to as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Speaking of parades,  nothing says Thanksgiving in New Orleans more than attending a grand parade.

Get everybody out of the house, get into you chauffeured ride and head out to Bayou Classic  Day Parade.

The Thanksgiving Parade will start at the Mercedes Benz-Superdome and make its way to the French Quarter. We have the feeling that we’re in for a show that will never forget.

So if you’re heading down to New Orleans for the Bayou Classic give us a call and book Riverside Car Service. We don’t want you drinking and driving, besides you really want to get behind the wheel and drive?

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!

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