One of my all time favorite holidays has to be Thanksgiving. A day solely devoted to eating, drinking, napping, football and family is always a great time. Turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, pecan pie, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, gravy, etc. Ugh I’m drooling already. Apparently though, these Thanksgiving foods were not always the main entrees.
In fact, the first Thanksgiving between the fabled Pilgrims and Indians included goose, duck, deer, fish, shellfish and eel. I don’t know how many households are gonna eat eel this Thanksgiving but I can bet it won’t be a whole lot. In fact, Thanksgiving wasn’t even widely celebrated until Lincoln’s incumbency in 1863 in suggestion from Sarah Hale. Other interesting facts in this infographic include where Turkeys are raised, the total weight of Turkeys raised in terms of EMPIRE STATE BUILDINGS, some myth-busting as far as Tryptophan is concerned, and travel facts about this holiday. All in all, I’m pumped about Thanksgiving this year and I cannot wait to get super stuffed and pass out on a couch in front of a blaring football game. Cheers ya’ll. [via]252