It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time to reach out to customers to let them know you appreciate them.
This year, why not give their mind a little gift too?
Interesting Turkey-day Facts
These interesting facts about Thanksgiving are perfect to share on social media or via text, email, or on your blog. And, hey, you might learn something new, too!
- Black Friday is the busiest day of they year…for plumbers. Yes, you read that right. Roto-Rooter reports that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the busiest for the pipes and sewer systems. We won’t expound on the reason.
- TV dinners were born of Thanksgiving. Think about it: what happens when there are too many Thanksgiving turkeys? Well, in 1953, TV dinners are what happened. After an overproduction of Thanksgiving birds, companies sliced up the meat and froze them along with the customary sides. Thus, an American staple was born.
- Abraham Lincoln designated Thanksgiving as a national holiday, but this was much due to the pleas of magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale, who is probably more famous for writing “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
- In addition to lobbying for the holiday (and writing one of the first nursery rhymes you ever learned) Sarah Josepha Hale also had a powerful influence over the traditional Thanksgiving fare. She circulated proposed Thanksgiving dinner menus, including turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce.
- Female turkeys don’t gobble. Toms gobble, while females cackle. [Insert some kind of sexist joke here.]
- Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to become the national bird of the United States. He justified his reasoning by claiming that eagles had “bad moral character.”
- Turkeys are called turkeys because they taste like the guinea fowls imported to Europe by Turkish merchants.
- The first Thanksgiving feast was likely made up of lobster, rabbit, fish, squash, beans, chestnuts, cabbage, eggs, goat cheese, and chicken…not turkey.
- A whopping 91 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Ham is also a popular choice.
- Cranberries are a traditional Thanksgiving side dish, but they aren’t so popular the rest of the year. 20 percent of the nation’s cranberry supply is consumed on Thanksgiving.
Alright, how many did you already know? Happy Thanksgiving!