Then vs. Now: Thanksgiving Dinner

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Then vs. Now: Thanksgiving Dinner

Then vs. Now: Thanksgiving Dinner

If you want to have a Thanksgiving dinner similar to the inaugural one celebrated by the pilgrims in 1621, you’d need:

YOU WOULD NEED:

  • Swan or goose
  • Duck
  • Shellfish
  • Venison
  • Pumpkin
  • Flint corn

YOU WOULD NOT NEED:

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  • Pumpkin pie
  • Potatoes
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Ham
  • Beer

By the Numbers: Thanksgiving

  • $49.20: The average cost of Thanksgiving dinner that feeds 10 people – not even $5 a person!
  • 3 hours, 13 minutes: The amount of time the average person would have to spend running to work off a 1,610-calorie Thanksgiving meal, according to a USA Today report. However, other studies have found that a Thanksgiving meal can add up to 4,000 calories, which could mean 2.5 times more running.
  • 214 miles: The average distance a traveler will drive to get to their Thanksgiving destination.
  • $400: The amount of money the average Black Friday shopper spends.