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10 Geeky Facts About Thanksgiving

By Brandon Specktor Nov 20, 2012

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There's far more to this treasured American holiday than the fatcat Cranberry Lobby will have you believe. For example, did you know that founding father Benjamin Franklin actually had the body of a turkey from the waist down? That's why he was so fond of bloomers.
It's hard to find any "evidence" to confirm this "unreasonable lie," but the following ten facts about Thanksgivers are totally true, and totally worth dropping on your awestruck family this year as you discretely slip extra slices of loganberry pie into your pockets for later. Learn them! Love them. It's what Ben Frankturklin would've wanted.

Topics: Life, Mindhut
Tags: slideshows, thanksgiving, geeks, geeky things, facts, thanksgiving 2012

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Brandon Specktor

For 22 years, Brandon was a fat kid living in Tucson, AZ, which gave him lots and lots of time to write. He now works at a magazine in New York City, but still loves writing almost as much as he loves muffins.

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