Thanksgiving facts

Here are some fun facts in the form of numbers for your Thanksgiving Day enjoyment:

4 — Number of places in the U.S. named after turkey: Turkey Creek, La.; Turkey, Texas; Turkey, N.C.; and Turkey Creek, Ariz. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

9 — Number of places and townships in the U.S. that are named Cranberry or something close, including Cranbury, N.J.; Cranberry Township (Butler County), Pa.; Cranberry Township (Venango County), Pa. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

46 million — Estimated number of turkeys Minnesota expects to raise in 2012. Minnesota tops all states in turkey production. North Carolina is second at an estimated 36 million, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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