25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Thanksgiving

11/27/2013 12:17 pm ET | Updated Nov 28, 2013
  • Sarah Barness Huffington Post Trends and Digital Innovation editor. Writer, Artist Extraordinaire

Did you know that almost all foods considered to be traditional for the Thanksgiving table, are not actually traditional at all?

We hate to burst your bubble, but the original pilgrims most likely didn't even have turkey on the holiday. Instead, they probably had goose, duck, swans or even passenger pigeons! Swans and passenger pigeons? Yes, it's true.

Oh, yeah, they also didn't have forks to eat their pigeon with... only knives and spoons.

We know these facts are hard to swallow.

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Via Mental Floss

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