Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday

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Black Friday is on its way! Check out our Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday for some of the coolest Black Friday facts that you were probably unaware of! Quiz yourself and then test your friends to see who really knows their Black Friday trivia!

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1) The name "Black Friday" originated from the Philadelphia and Rochester Police Departments in the early 1960's, who disliked working on the day after Thanksgiving because all the shoppers on the roads often caused traffic jams!

2) Another common explanation behind the name comes from the retail world, as it is the first day of the year that retailers finally start to show a profit (being “in the black” in accounting terminology) after operating at a loss from January through mid-November!

3) In 2014, 133.7 million people shopped or planned to shop at stores or online over the Thanksgiving holiday four-day weekend!

4) Since 2006, there have been seven deaths and 98 injuries directly resulting from Black Friday related incidents!

5) Shopping on the day after Thanksgiving became a tradition partly because department stores like Macy's would have their Thanksgiving Day Parade, and it would lead to people wanting to go shop there the next day!

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