Thanksgiving fun facts

Mash the potatoes, heat up the hotdish, stuff the turkey and slice the pie! Thanksgiving is nearly here! The team at Stay Comfy, Minnesota sincerely hopes that you are able to spend this holiday with friends and loved ones and celebrate all of the things you are thankful for.

And for those of you who are thankful for trivia and fun facts, we’ve got some fun Thanksgiving facts comin’ your way! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Stay Comfy, Minnesota!

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota is the top turkey-producing state in America, with a planned production total of 46.5 million in 2011.
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long. It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust.
  • Snoopy has appeared as a giant balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade more times than any other character in history.
  • Three towns in the U.S. take their name from the traditional Thanksgiving bird, including Turkey, Texas (pop. 465); Turkey Creek, Louisiana (pop. 363); and Turkey, North Carolina (pop. 270).

For more Thanksgiving facts, visit History.com.

For more energy saving and home comfort tips, visit StayComfyMinnesota.com! Stay Comfy, Minnesota is your Minnesota resource for air conditioning repair, furnace repair and HVAC tips and advice.

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