WELCOME to Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
The first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621 lasted for three days, it included not only food, but also games. Furthermore, the Pilgrims gave thanks for the bountiful harvest with the Wampanoag Indians.
Pulling the “wishbone” is an ageless tradition at Thanksgiving (and Christmas). Two people pull the turkey’s breastbone apart, only the person who has the larger piece of bone is allowed to make a wish.
A full-grown turkey has over 3,000 feathers. Guy’s aunty once counted them!
Firkee is the Native American name for this tasty bird. Firkee sounds a bit like turkey.
When a Tom turkey [male turkey] gobbles, it can be heard from as far away as a mile. In fact, only the Tom turkeys gobble, female turkeys make a clucking or clicking sound.
Puritans from the Mayflower used to drink beer. This was probably weak ‘boy’s beer’ and safer to drink than transporting water on a ship.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
Benjamin Franklin, proposed that the turkey should become the official bird of the United States. Turkeys now look jealously at the protected rights given to the Bald Eagle when they won the Official USA Bird status.
87% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving according to the National Turkey Federation. During a year the average American eats 17 pounds of turkey, that’s the weight of a decent sized bird.
Sorry to burst the bubble, but the Pilgrims on the first thanksgiving ate deer and not turkey.
whatever you do, don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP! Peace I am outta here, Eucman!
QUOTES OF THE DAY
Rita Rudner: My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.
George Carlin: We’re having something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we’re having a swan. You get more stuffing.
Erma Bombeck: No One Diets on Thanksgiving.
What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
Johnny Carson: Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.
Reba McEntire: To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.
You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin
The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. H.U. Westermayer
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….
The Taylor’s were proud of their family tradition. Their ancestors had traveled to America with the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower. They had included Congressmen, successful entrepreneurs, famous sports people and television stars.
They decided to research and write a family history, something for their children and grandchildren. They found a specialist genealogist and writer to help them. Only one problem arose – how to handle Great Uncle Jefferson Taylor who was executed in the electric chair.
The writer said she could handle the story tactfully. When the book appeared the section about Jefferson read:
Great Uncle Jefferson Taylor occupied a chair of applied electronics at an important government institution, he was attached to his position by the strongest of ties, and his death came as a great shock.
Tuesday Movie Trivia of the day!‘ How much movie trivia can you answer?
What movie is this quote from??? “Why don’t we just…wait here for a little while, see what happens?”
Answer: The Thing! The last line of the film, spoken by Kurt Russell to Keith David. Has either man been taken over by the alien that gruesomely killed the other members of their Antarctic research team? Who knows? The film script (based on a 1938 short story) was written by the late Bill Lancaster, son of Hollywood legend Burt.
Wednesday Movie Trivia of the day! ‘How much movie trivia can you answer? What movie is this
quote from??? “I think what we’ve got on our hands…is a dead shark.”
Tuesday’s Quizzler is……….
H I J K L M N O
What object does this represent?
Answer: Water. H2O (H to O)
Wednesday’s Quizzler is……….
What does this Rebus represent?
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