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10 Geeky Facts About Thanksgiving

By Brandon Specktor Nov 20, 2012

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1. The First Thanksgiving Was Fork-less

The fork wasn't introduced to the American colonies until roughly a decade after the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, when astute Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop was all like, "Hey guys! Forks." Thus, the observers of the first Thanksgiving ate their cooked turkey with a spoon—or, more likely, their own Typhoid-befouled fingers.

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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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