How many turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving?

During the very first Thanksgiving in 1621, many people believed that the pilgrims ate turkey. 

Even though we chowed down on turkeys, the Old Farmer’s Almanac says they weren't the go-to grub back in the day.

By the 1800s, turkey was the go-to holiday protein.

Turkeys were everywhere when Europeans arrived, about 10 million in America.

More than 46 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving

Turkey is considered to be the “godmother of Thanksgiving.

Since 1947, the president has had a special turkey for Thanksgiving.

The president lets the turkey off the hook, saving its life so it won't end up on the dinner table.

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