Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone!! For some, today is Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving! For others, it’s Thursday. Fox59 posted a list of facts titled “Thanksgiving by the numbers…” I 100% give them the credit for these surprising facts.

2 — The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America’s favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1.
2 — The maximum number of days the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests keeping a fresh turkey before cooking it.

2.5 — The number in miles of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade available for public viewing.

4 — Americans celebrate Thanksgiving every year on the fourth Thursday of November.

5-5.5 — The number of hours it takes to cook a stuffed 22- to 24-pound turkey in an oven set to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

11-12 — The number of hours it takes to thaw a frozen 22- to 24-pound turkey in cold water. Compare that with the 5½ to six days it takes to thaw in the refrigerator.

17 — Ridges on a 14-ounce can of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

36 — The number of years it took magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale to crusade for an annual Thanksgiving holiday. National and local days of thanksgiving had been celebrated over the years, but President Abraham Lincoln finally proclaimed the fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving in 1863.

46 million — The estimated number of turkeys eaten in the United States on Thanksgiving 2012.

46.9 million — The estimated number of Americans who will be traveling more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving in 2015, according to AAA.

50 million — The approximate number of people who typically watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television.

68 — The number of years between 1947, the first National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation at the White House, and Thanksgiving 2015.

74 — The number of years between 1941, when Congress decided that the fourth Thursday in November would be observed as Thanksgiving Day and a federal legal holiday, and Thanksgiving 2015.

79 — Percentage of Americans surveyed who said eating Thanksgiving leftovers is more important than eating their regular Thanksgiving meal.

88 — The approximate percentage of Americans who eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day, according to a National Turkey Federation survey.

91 — The number of years between 1924, when the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place, and Thanksgiving 2015. It was originally called the Macy’s Christmas Parade.

95 — The number of years between the first NFL Thanksgiving Day games in 1920 and Thanksgiving 2015.

152 — The number of years between October 3, 1863, when Lincoln proclaimed a national annual Thanksgiving Day, and Thanksgiving 2015.

226 — The number of years between 1789, when President George Washington issued a proclamation naming November 26 a day of national thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving 2015.

394 — The number of years between 1621, when the first Thanksgiving was observed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Thanksgiving 2015. A good harvest led Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford to plan a festival to give thanks. Around 90 Native Americans attended.

4,500 — The average number of calories you might consume on Thanksgiving, according to the Calorie Control Council. That’s 3,000 for the meal, and another 1,500 for snacking and nibbling.

100,000-plus — Questions typically answered by the Butterball Turkey hotline every November and December.

135.8 million — Estimated Thanksgiving weekend shoppers in 2015.

237.5 million — The number of turkeys raised in the United States in 2014.


These facts are mindblowing! I am thankful for my family, friends, fellow book bloggers and other bloggers, and so much more 🙂

What are you thankful for?

Thanks for reading! Whether it’s a regular Thursday or Thanksgiving, I hope you have an amazing day!


~Makayla the Bookworm 😀


WWW Wednesday (#6)




HI everyone! It’s Wednesday and tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I will most likely do a post for those of you who love interetsung facts or don’t know much about the holiday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by the wonderful Samannelizabeth. To participate, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you going to read next?

What are you currently reading?


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: This book is amazing so far! I started it last night and am not disappointed. So much has happened already and I can’t wait to see what is it store!

The  Renegade: This book is so amazing. Whether you’re horse crazy or not really into horses like me, I recommend this series 🙂

Ask Amy Green Dancing Daze: I started this book last night and am not disappointed. It is a shorter book and meant most likely for 6th grade and below but it is still a great book within a series.

What did you recently finish reading?




The Sorta Sisters: This was such an amazing and touching book. I’ll have a review up sometime next week, so stay tuned for that 😀

The Swap: This was such a wonderful and amazing book. I recently reviewed it. You can check out the review here. I definitely recommend it!

Dark Sunshine: I loved this book so much! You should check out this series if you’re interested in horses or not.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: I loved this book! There were so many moments where I was like “Holy macaroni and cheese!” I am going to put up a review in a few days so stay tuned for that!


What do you want to read next?

Both of these are the next books in either the Harry Potter or Phantom Stallion series. I can’t wait to see what happens next 😀

That’s a wrap! As you can tell, I’ve been reading a ton lately. It definitely helps that I’m on Thanksgiving break 🙂

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😛