In honor of Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, the RMS Research Bunker did a little secondary research and pulled some interesting tidbits about the holiday.  Here are some of our advanced secondary research findings from our expert team of Googlers:

  • Americans feast on 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year.
  • The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
  • A 15-pound turkey usually has about 70% white meat and 30% dark meat.
  • 60% of adult males say they take a nap on Thanksgiving.
  • 56% of adult females say they take a nap on Thanksgiving.
  • 22% of Americans say their kitchen would fail a food-safety inspection.
  • 53% of Americans say they do not use disinfectant on kitchen counters.

Sources: The Water Quality & Health Council,, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts,,,