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Thanksgiving Trivia

Julia Torres

Staff Writer

  1. How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?

Answer: Three days 

  1. What meats were served at the first Thanksgiving celebration dinner?

Answer: Venison, swan, duck and goose — not turkey!

  1. Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?

Answer: John F. Kennedy.

  1. Which President made pardoning the turkey an annual event?

Answer: George W. Bush.

  1. How much did the world’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?

Answer: $150,000 at New York City’s Old Homestead Steakhouse.

  1. When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?

Answer: 1920

  1. Which President declared two Thanksgiving in one year? 

Answer: James Madison.

  1. What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?

Answer: The Wampanoag

  1. How many turkeys are prepared in America for Thanksgiving every year? 

Answer: About 46 million 

  1. When and where was the first Turkey Trot? 

Answer: Buffalo, New York in 1896.