November by the Numbers

Do you need some trivia to bandy about the Thanksgiving table?  Or on the holiday drive over the river and through the woods?  Look no further! Here are some noteworthy November numbers!

400 = 2021 – 1621 : 400 years ago, the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies cemented their friendship through a grand                                         feast after a bountiful harvest.

50 to 90 = Ratio of Pilgrims to Wampanoag warriors at the Thanksgiving feast

1000 + 700 + 80 + 9 = year that President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday,
November 26, 1789 as a “Day of Publick Thanksgivin”

1 thousand + 8 hundreds + 6 tens + 3 ones = year that President Abraham Lincoln’s proclaimed that
Thanksgiving would be each year on the last Thursday of November.

45 million = number of turkeys consumed at Thanksgiving & 270,000 = number of Tofurkey’s consumed

3000 = average amount of calories eaten at Thanksgiving dinner (good thing it’s just once a year!)

2,020 pounds = weight of largest pumpkin pie ever baked which measured just over 12 feet long

89% : 11% = Ratio of people who travel by car : people who travel by plane, train, water, etc.

28% = Number of families who will have > 12 people at the table

57% = households eating pumpkin pie (the most popular pie)

7 hours : 16 minutes = Ratio of Cooking the Thanksgiving meal to Eating the Thanksgiving meal

 

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