About 46 million turkeys ended up on U.S. dinner tables last Thanksgiving. According to the USDA, a typical American consumes more that 13 pounds of turkey a year. More than 736 million pounds of that is served up for Thanksgiving.
US farmers grow more than 750 million pounds of cranberries, 2.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes and over a billion pounds of pumpkins.
Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the official US bird. (Can you blame him?)
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