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Little-Known Facts About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Retro Card
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Today's the day to celebrate, eat a lot and be with family. But what about learning about the history behind the holiday? For instance, did you know that Thanksgiving didn't really originate in America?

The super nerds over at Mental Floss did some research to come up with 25 unexpected facts about Turkey Day—did you know all of them? (Back at the beginning, the meals didn't even include turkey, probably more like swans, passenger pigeons and other birds.) Watch and learn!

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