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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Let everyone else have Paris. You have Bordeaux, Eze and Besançon. Sure, they’ve traversed the bustling streets of Madrid, but you’ve danced on tables in Albacete and eaten queso manchego in La Solana. Yes, everyone who went abroad snuck a picture while smoking weed in a coffeeshop, but they’ve probably never been to the original Haarlem [...]
A young student at Pace University recently asked me a great question: What would you do differently if you’d known at the age of 16, what you know now? I answered the question on the spot, but it struck a chord to such an extent that I’ve given it even more serious thought ever since. [...]
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3-year-old Emily James was devastated to learn that some kids get so sick they lose their hair. Thankfully, she has a while before her hair stops growing. This incredibly touching video shows Emily explaining why she has decided to donate her hair to match her doll’s new cut, a look she undoubtedly deserves to be [...]
The launch of the new 24/7 WWE Network is more than just another on-demand entertainment service. It’s the start of something revolutionary. With the vast amount of content that’s now been made available to die-hards all over the world, it seems like wrestling fans won’t even have to tune in to regular cable television to [...]
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Thank you to those who keep filming behind-the-scenes footage of Kate Upton’s photo shoots. This time we caught up with the busty, blonde beauty in Belize, where she shot her Beach Bunny Swimwear Campaign for Sports Illustrated. The video was made to congratulate the “beach bunny” on landing her third cover in a row for [...]
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