Thanksgiving trivia - Catholic Courier

Thanksgiving trivia

I couldn’t very well let the holiday pass without some Thanksgiving trivia:

How fast can a turkey run? (up to 20 miles per hour)

How long do turkeys live? (two years in the wild, but about 13 years if protected)

How long did the first Thanksgiving Last? (three days with food and games)

What year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated? (1621)

When did Thanksgiving become a consistent national holiday in November? (1863, as proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln)

How many calories in an average Thanksgiving dinner? (about 3000 calories!)

OK, now here are some harder questions:

How often have you thanked God today?

How many times have you told the people who are important to you how grateful you are to have them in your life?

How many people are there in your life who have no idea how much they mean to you?

In between the cranberry sauce and the football game, find a way to tell someone about their gifts, and how blessed you are by their presence. Happy Thanksgiving!

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