You Know?? 2007 Parade Fun Facts
Anyone Seen Christmas?
St. Patrick's Day’s pot of gold large enough to hold
one million pennies - that's $10,000!
The 5 foot tall ice cream cone is enough to make 640 ice
The turkey representing Thanksgiving is enough to feed all
the players in the National Football League
If the heart were made of real chocolate, it would be equal
to 500 full-size Hershey Bars
It took one gallon of paint to dye each Easter egg
Santa's Castle features a list of good little children that
is as long as a giraffe's neck.
The editorial staff at MSN.com ranked America’s Thanksgiving
Parade® as the number one thing everyone must see in
Detroit during their lifetimes.
It would take a float more than one month to drive nonstop
from Detroit to Los Angeles at its average Parade speed
of 3 miles per hour, not accounting for traffic lights,
stop signs and road construction!
After Mardi Gras parades, America’s Thanksgiving
Parade® is the 2nd largest distributor of beads
along a parade route.
7 other nations in the world have official Thanksgiving
Day holidays – Switzerland, Argentina, Canada, Brazil,
Japan, Korea and Liberia. Other
Floats & Balloons
If the hats that are on Everyday Hero's float were real,
they would be a size 57. The average person wears a size
The new Uncle Sam balloon sponsored enough helium to fill
400,000 ping-pong balls.
Let Freedom Ring
can be disassembled into 32 pieces and transported in a
semi-truck allowing this patriotic masterpiece to be shared
with communities across the country.
Each of the 37 pairs of high fashion shoes on Twelve
Dancing Princesses was handcrafted by Parade artists
in size 59 “Superwide.”
The wall on Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory
on the new Energy Innovators float, includes more
than 800 jumbo “bricks”
Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company
BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com
Edison's Energy Innovators float at the 2006 Parade.
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