Why Do We Eat Turkey On Thanksgiving?

We eat nearly 50 million turkeys each Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was made a national holiday in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln but there had been hints of that day being a holiday in prior years. George Washington declared Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, to be “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” Today, about 50 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving.

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Mad as a Hatter

Have you ever wondered where the colloquial English phrase “Mad as a Hatter” came from? It is used to lightheartedly suggest that someone is crazy, suffering from insanity, not playing with a full deck, etc.

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