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Black Friday: History, Myths, and Facts

Black Friday: History, Myths, and Facts

Daven Hiskey November 18, 2011 24

Embed This Infographic: Source: Today I Found Out How the Black Friday Tradition Got Started While it wasn’t called “Black Friday” until the 1960s, and then not popularly called such until the last two

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The Song “Jingle Bells” Is Thought to Have Been Written for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Program

The Song “Jingle Bells” Is Thought to Have Been Written for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Program

Daven Hiskey November 25, 2010 5

Today I found out the song Jingle Bells is thought to have been written for a Thanksgiving Sunday school program. Jingle Bells was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written by James

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10 Thanksgiving Myths Dispelled

10 Thanksgiving Myths Dispelled

Daven Hiskey November 24, 2010 12

Embed This Image On Your Site: [Source: Today I Found Out] If you liked this Thanksgiving Myths infographic, check out 10 Interesting Thanksgiving Facts

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10 Interesting Thanksgiving Facts

10 Interesting Thanksgiving Facts

Noreen November 23, 2010 24

Embed This Image On Your Site: [Source: Today I found out] If you liked this Thanksgiving Facts infographic, check out 10 Thanksgiving Myths Dispelled

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The Pilgrims Did Not Celebrate the First Thanksgiving in America

The Pilgrims Did Not Celebrate the First Thanksgiving in America

Daven Hiskey November 19, 2010 5

Myth: The Pilgrims Celebrated the First Thanksgiving in America. The Pilgrims did not celebrate the first Thanksgiving in America. In fact, the particular Pilgrim event that is often cited as the first Thanksgiving wasn’t

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Sarah Hale, Author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, Was Largely Responsible for the Establishment of the United States’ Thanksgiving Holiday

Sarah Hale, Author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, Was Largely Responsible for the Establishment of the United States’ Thanksgiving Holiday

Daven Hiskey November 19, 2010 4

Today I found out Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, was largely responsible for the establishment of the United States’ Thanksgiving Holiday. Hale, one of the great women in American

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How the Black Friday Tradition Got Started

How the Black Friday Tradition Got Started

Daven Hiskey November 18, 2010 9

Today I found out how the Black Friday tradition got started. While it wasn’t called “Black Friday” until the 1960s, and then not popularly called such until the last two decades, retailers have been

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Black Friday Is Not the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Black Friday Is Not the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Daven Hiskey November 17, 2010 0

Myth: Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. Black Friday is not the biggest shopping day of the year. In fact, it’s typically not even in the top five, though has

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How the Tradition of the Detroit Lions Playing on Thanksgiving Got Started

How the Tradition of the Detroit Lions Playing on Thanksgiving Got Started

Daven Hiskey November 17, 2010 0

Today I found out how the tradition of the Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving got started. In 1934, radio executive G.A. Richards bought the Portsmouth, Ohio Spartans NFL team, moved them to Detroit, and

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Why Turkeys Are Called Turkeys

Why Turkeys Are Called Turkeys

Daven Hiskey November 4, 2010 11

Today I found out why turkeys are called turkeys. In the 16th century, when North American turkeys were first introduced en masse to Europe, there was another bird that was popularly imported throughout Europe

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The Pilgrims Didn’t Wear All Black and White Clothing with Buckled Top Hats

The Pilgrims Didn’t Wear All Black and White Clothing with Buckled Top Hats

Daven Hiskey November 2, 2010 17

Myth: Pilgrims wore black and white clothing with buckled top hats. The myth that they dressed like this stems from the popular clothing style of the day in England in the late 17th century,

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Turkey Does Not Make You Drowsy After You Eat It

Turkey Does Not Make You Drowsy After You Eat It

Daven Hiskey July 29, 2010 2

Today I found out turkey does not make you drowsy after you eat it. Now to be clear, turkey does contain tryptophan.  Tryptophan is an amino acid which the human body doesn’t naturally produce,

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