I came across a website that has some Thanksgiving fun facts that I either never knew or have heard before and didn't remember. Regardless with Thanksgiving 2 1/2 weeks away here is a way to impress at your Thanksgiving gathering!  According to bestlife.com, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade had live animals instead of balloons and more things you probably never knew about turkey day!

7 THANKSGIVING FUN FACTS TO IMPRESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THIS YEAR:

1. The first ever Macy's Thanksgiving Parade was held in 1924 and large, live animals rolled down the street in New York-elephants, tigers, and various animals they say came from the Central Park Zoo.

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2. Way back in the day, Thanksgiving was celebrated over 3 days in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. I will no doubt be eating leftovers for exactly that many days after Thanksgiving.

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3. Pilgrims did not have forks. Knives and spoons were the only things available at the time of the first few Thanksgiving meals. Note to self, try and eat turkey with a spoon this year just to see what it is like.

4. Did you know there is a Turkey, Texas? Population just under 500, located in North Texas, people travel from all over the country just to spend Thanksgiving in Turkey. Check out a photo from the small town of Turkey.

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5. The tryptophan in turkey is not what makes you sleepy after a big Thanksgiving meal, contrary to popular belief, it is actually the overload of carbs and calories we all take in that may cause a 'food coma.'

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6. Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest drinking night of the year! Good thing I have a bottle of wine in the fridge for such an occasion. Always drink responsibly.

7. The day after Thanksgiving is known as Brown Friday to plumbers for obvious reasons. Eww! Plumbers stay quite busy with calls coming in about clogged pipes and kitchen sinks.

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