Monday, December 12, 2005

U.S. Census Counts Thanksgiving Consumption

Are you kinda curious as to how much you ate on Thanksgiving?

Never fear! The U.S. Census Bureau can tell you.
  • An estimated 256 million turkeys were raised in the United States in 2005.
  • U.S. cranberry production in 2005 was approximately 649 million pounds.
  • The 2005 total volume of wheat, 2.1 billion bushels, is essential for breads and pies.
  • Quantity of turkey consumed by the typical American is 13.7 pounds (annually).
  • 3 U.S. locations named after the main course: Turkey, TX, Turkey Creek, LA and Turkey, NC.

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