Every year millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving without giving thanks to the people who made Thanksgiving possible — the pilgrims at Plymouth who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621. This infograph, which is loaded with Thanksgiving facts and numbers, is dedicated to those brave souls who crossed an ocean, survived a deadly winter, befriended the natives and settled what would become the greatest country in history. This one goes out to all the pilgrims. We see you in your black buckle hat, player.

Thanksgiving facts and numbers sources:

1621 Thanksgiving facts
The book Thanksgiving: An American Holiday, An American History, by Diana Karter Applebaum

Population stats
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff20.html

Facebook stats
http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

Turkey stats
http://www.eatturkey.com/consumer/history/history.html

http://www.slate.com/id/2236438/d/2236438/

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff20.htmlspecial_editions/cb10-ff20.html