Then vs. Now: Thanksgiving Dinner
| November 2013 | DIGITAL EDITION
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
- Flint corn
YOU WOULD NOT NEED:
- Pumpkin pie
- Cranberry sauce
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.