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How much do you know about Thanksgiving???

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thanksgiving chris hondros picnik How much do you know about Thanksgiving???

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Are these statements TRUE or FALSE? Try to answer without cheating, and then click on the ANSWERS button and check how many you got right…

1.)  90% of the people who travel for Thanksgiving go by car.

2.)  The average Thanksgiving trip is 70 miles.

3.)  99% of the turkeys that the U.S. imports come from Canada.

4.)  Tofurky has twice as much fat as regular turkey.

5.)  Robert Pattison’s Thanksgiving chore when he was growing up was chopping the head off of the turkey his family ate for Thanksgiving.  His creepy, detailed description of the experience helped ace his audition for “Twilight”.

6.)  Macy’s used to release the character balloons at the end of their Thanksgiving Day parade and offer a reward for their return.

7.)  Betty White hosted the broadcast of the Macy’s Parade for 10 years. 

8.)  Macy’s is the world’s largest user of helium.

ANSWERS:

1.)  90% of the people who travel for Thanksgiving go by car.

True:  Travel increases by 50% Thanksgiving week, and most people are on the road the day before Thanksgiving.     

2.)  The average Thanksgiving trip is 70 miles.

False:  The average person who travels for Thanksgiving puts in 214 miles. 

3.)  99% of the turkeys that the U.S. imports come from Canada.

True:  Although the vast majority of our turkey is home-grown.  We import about $7 million worth from Canada and produce $3.6 billion worth here.  

4.)  Tofurky has twice as much fat as regular turkey.

True:  A serving of Tofurky oven roasted slices has three grams of fat.  Real turkey has 1.56 grams.  The fake stuff also has nearly twice as much protein.
 
5.)  Robert Pattison’s Thanksgiving chore when he was growing up was chopping the head off of the turkey his family ate for Thanksgiving.  His creepy, detailed description of the experience helped ace his audition for “Twilight”.

False:  Robert Pattison grew up in London, you fool.  They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving there. 

6.)  Macy’s used to release the character balloons at the end of their Thanksgiving Day parade and offer a reward for their return.

True:  They stopped in 1933 after idiots tore one balloon apart fighting over it, and a guy in a small plane nearly crashed into Broadway trying to snatch one out of the air.

7.)  Betty White hosted the broadcast of the Macy’s Parade for 10 years. 

True:  She co-hosted with “Bonanza” and “Battlestar Galactica” star Lorne Greene from the early 1960s until the early 1970s.     

8.)  Macy’s is the world’s largest user of helium.

False:  They are second.  The U.S. government is first.

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