According to the University of Illinois, 95% of the pumpkins grown in the U.S. are harvested in Illinois soil. Morton is allegedly responsible 80% of the world's canned pumpkin production.
A large group of wild turkeys is called a flock, while a bunch of the domesticated birds are called rafter or gang.
English military and political leader Oliver Cromwell banned pie in 1644, denouncing it as a pagan pleasure, forcing people to hide their passion for pies. The ban was lifted in 1660.
The event began to be broadcast in color in 1960.
One can of jellied cranberry sauce contains around 200 cranberries.
According to a national survey, pumpkin pie is the most popular Thanksgiving desert (clocking in at 46 percent of the vote) followed by pecan (15 percent) and apple (14 percent).
While the premise is kind of hilarious, Free Birds received generally negative reviews from critics and earned only a 17% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In 1934, Cantor made his lone appearance as a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Turkey sandwiches are the number one way people eat leftovers, followed by soups and stews, salads, casseroles, and stir-fry.
This Thanksgiving quote is attributed to Bill Gates by Shaun Green in Inside the Mind of Bill Gates.