25 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving To Bust Out At Dinner [Video]

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Pilgrims did not actually wear buckled hats. Your whole life is a lie!

Just in case you’re panicking about Thanksgiving dinner conversation topics running dry, and you really really really want to avoid topics like global warming or the Obamacare website, here’s a fun video you bust out. “25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving” by Mental Floss delivers on its title, providing a bunch of fun little factoids about America’s Turkey Day.

For instance, did you know that Thanksgiving technically didn’t originate in America? That most of the foods you’ll eat today were never part of the original spread? That it was Lincoln who made it a national holiday? That Thanksgiving actually doesn’t have religious origins?

Okay, maybe skip that last one.

Watch Mental Floss’ “25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving” video above!

Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.


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