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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

Brandon is a writer and humor editor at Reader's Digest magazine. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and wants to write a paranormal Western that begins, "First the cows turned up dead." What should the rest be about? Tell him on twitter @beardspeck.

Wanna contact a writer or editor? Email contribute@sparknotes.com.

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