Let’s talk turkey

248 million–The number of turkeys raised in the United States in 2011.

2.4 billion pounds–The total weight of sweet potatoes — another popular Thanksgiving side dish — produced by major sweet potato producing states in 2010.*

For more Thanksgiving fun facts, see the following links:

Profile America: Facts for Features—Thanksgiving Day

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff21.html 

 U.S. Census Bureau Multimedia Gallery—Thanksgiving

http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/profile-odd-24.php

 National Archives, Center for Legislative Archives— Congress Establishes Thanksgiving

http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/thanksgiving/

 Aristotle’s Thanksgiving –Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz

http://home.aristotle.net/Thanksgiving/trivia.asp

 

* United States Census Bureau <http://www.census.gov&gt;

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