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The Lighter Side (Nov 2020)

November 24, 2020
Thanksgiving Facts
The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
Americans eat 704 million pounds of turkey every Thanksgiving
"Jingle Bells" was originally a Thanksgiving song.

The first Thanksgiving lasted three days.
The woman who got Thanksgiving reinstated as a national holiday also wrote "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons used to just be let go after the show.
The first national Thanksgiving was declared by George Washington.
Minnesota raises the most turkeys in the U.S.
Turkeys are named after the country—the result of confusion about birds.
The first Thanksgiving "football" game predates the National Football League.
What was the top Christmas gift?
Today we might gift kids and adults with gadgets and tech toys, but it wasn't always that way. Here were some of the most popular gifts of the past.
Petticoats, aprons, handkerchiefs, gloves, teddy bears, playing cards, hunting guns, dolls.
Nylons, ballpoint pens, perfumes, pajamas, dolls, stuffed toys.
Gumby, Play-Doh, Pogo Stick, appliances, cigarettes, BB gun, cowboy hats and guns.
Chatty Cathy, Ken doll, Easy Bake Oven, GI Joe.
Nerfballs, Etch-a-Sketch, Walkie Talkies, Rock'em Sock'em Robots, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic 8 Ball, Twister, Pet Rock, Monopoly, Pong, portable 8-track player, Atari, Stretch Armstrong. Simon Says, Hungry Hippos, Connect Four, Sony Walkman, Rubik's Cube, Handheld electronic games.
Donkey Kong, Star Wars, Commodore 64 computer, GI Joe, Pound Puppies, Care Bears, Trivial Pursuit, Talking Alf.
Nintendo Game Boy, Sega Game Gear, Beanie Babies, Play Station, Buzz Lightyear, Furby.
iPod classic, Legos, Sony PlayStation 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Motorola Razr, Grand Theft Auto, iPod Mini, Nintendo Wii, Tickle Me Elmo, iPhone 3G.
Lego Ninjago, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, iPhone 6, Nintendo Switch.

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