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Thanksgiving Day FUN FACTS

First of all, Happy THANKSGIVING to all!  For the most part we all understand the meaning of the holiday, but here are some fun (and random) things that you can share with friends…

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, not the eagle.
  • Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving.
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first meal in space after walking on the moon was foil packets with roasted turkey.
  • Only male turkeys gobble.
  • We consume on average 229 grams of fat (hate to break it to ya, but that’s about 3 to 4 times the amount we should eat in a day)
  • Thanksgiving is the reason for TV dinners!  (find out why HERE)

And of course lots more (HERE), and some interesting talking points about traditional Thanksgiving Day foods (HERE)

About Shellie Hart

Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 3X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital who once participated weekly in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”