This Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will sit down at the table and gawk over all the goodies they are planning to cram in their gullet.
The holiday might seem as familiar as singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the “Seventh Inning Stretch” or packing a finger in ice that was blown off by a firework on the Fourth of July.
However, like all traditions based on history and passed down through the ages, its genesis and story has been morphed and changed to fit the times.
In fact, just about every major, hallowed tradition and belief behind “Turkey Day” has either changed completely or developed new traditions and facets in the wake of modern life. Don’t worry, none of them are gross or disgusting enough to put you off roasted turkey.
We’re looking forward to stuffing our face with tasty starches and protein too. To get you ready for the big day (and provide some conversation fodder to break up the awkward silences between courses) here are a few things you might not know about Thanksgiving.
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