Mr. Smarty Pants

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Wild turkeys can fly for short distances at up to 55 miles per hour and can run at 20 miles per hour.

One medium Louisiana yam supplies more than the recommended daily allotment of Vitamin A and one-third the suggested Vitamin C.

The now famous 1621 event between 50 Plymouth Pilgrims and their Wampanoag neighbors had been forgotten until the 1820s, when the full text of Mourts Relation (1622), with the reference to the feast, was rediscovered.

Marshmallow candy dates back to ancient Egypt. There, it was a honey-based candy that was thickened with the sap of the root of the Marsh Mallow plant. In the mid-1800s, the sap was replaced with gelatin.

In 1941, President Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as the national Thanksgiving holiday.

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