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10 Geeky Facts About Thanksgiving

By Brandon Specktor Nov 20, 2012

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3. Of the 140 Colonists and Wampanoag Natives in Attendance at the First Thanksgiving, Only 5 Were Women

And if the history of gender norms tells us anything, chances are they were on permanent refill patrol while their 135 dude friends just sat around watching football—which, at the time, was likely played by throwing around an actual disembodied foot. It's hard out there for a lady pilgrim.

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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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