For most of us, the Thanksgiving holiday is spent with family and friends, enjoying good conversation, great food, and maybe some decent football. But before you carve that turkey tomorrow, check out these fun Thanksgiving facts:
- According to the National Turkey Association, Americans ate 690 million pounds of turkey during Thanksgiving 2007.
- The Pilgrims' leader, Governor William Bradford, organized the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621 and invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians . The feast lasted for three days, and beer was the drink of choice.
- The first large helium-filled balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was Felix the Cat in 1927.
- Three towns in the U.S. take their name from the traditional Thanksgiving bird: Turkey, TX (pop. 465); Turkey Creek, LA (pop. 363); and Turkey, NC (pop. 270).
And once you’ve shared these interesting tidbits with those around your dinner table, don’t forget to tell them about Nux vomica. One of the most popular single homeopathic medicines, Nux relieves nausea, acid indigestion, hangovers, and most importantly, an upset stomach from overindulgence in food and drink. It also works when you feel a bit drowsy after a heavy meal like your Thanksgiving feast. Use our store finder to locate the nearest tube of Nux, as well as other Boiron homeopathic medicines, before the big day, and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!