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Ten Cool Facts About Thanksgiving

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Want to know a little bit about Thanksgiving? There’s a good reason it’s called “Turkey Day” as these facts will show you! Here are 10 facts about Thanksgiving (brought to you by Hayes and Jett).

91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

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Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
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A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.
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More than 40 million green bean casseroles are served on Thanksgiving.
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Twenty percent of cranberries eaten are eaten on Thanksgiving.
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Turkeys were one of the first animals in the Americas to be domesticated.

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The ‘wishbone’ of the turkey is used in a good luck ritual on Thanksgiving Day.
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Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor, campaigned to make Thanksgiving a National Holiday in 1827 and succeeded.

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The First Thanksgiving lasted for three days.The Native Americans wore deerskin and fur, not blankets.

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