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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

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.

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