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10 Geeky Facts About Thanksgiving

By Brandon Specktor Nov 20, 2012

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2. In Canada, They Call It "Yanksgiving"

Because, apparently, British loyalists lived in Canada once, too. Canadian Thanksgiving, a tradition celebrated since the end of the American Revolutionary War, is observed on the second MONDAY in OCTOBER, presumably so families may enjoy a long weekend before all the maple syrup freezes over. Our silly Thursday tradition is nothing more than a "Yanksgiving" pun to them, which isn't so out of hand considering I just reduced their rich national heritage to a syrup joke.

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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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