8. Every year the president pardons two turkeys
The fact that the President pardons two turkeys is also included in the list of 10 interesting facts about Thanksgiving. Once president Truman chose a turkey on Thanksgiving Day and sent it to the farm. In such a way, he showed that the turkey was given a peaceful life. That happened in 1947.
Since that time, it has become a tradition. Nowadays, the President selects two turkeys, and Americans vote for their names. After that, people can observe a public pardon of the President.