Thanksgiving by the Numbers
Today is a day set aside in America as a time to gather with family and friends to offer thanks.
Typically, it includes a wonderful meal, football, parades and other fun and games. Here are some fun number facts to commemorate the day.
The year the Pilgrims set sail for the New World on the Mayflower.
Number of potential homes where people are gathering for celebration and to give thanks.
Number of pounds of turkey consumed by the typical American in one year.
Degrees Fahrenheit , the minimum setting recommended by the FDA for your water heater if hot, soapy water is to kill bacteria.
The number of people that get sick each year from food-borne illness according to the CDC.
Number of pounds of sweet potatoes produced in the United States in one year.
The number of cells that can grow in a 24-hour period from one single bacteria cell.
The number of seconds that hands should be washed in hot soapy water before preparing and handling food.
The number of hours food can safely remain at room temperature before requiring refrigeration.
Number of certified organic turkeys on national farmlands.
Number of places in the United States named after the holiday's traditional main course. Turkey, Texas, Turkey, La and Turkey, N.C.
The number of years the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has marched down Broadway in New York City. This year marks the start of a new tradition with a new parade route.
We hope all our readers have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Take a moment to reflect on all the blessings in your life. We hope we are one among many!
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