The Answer Sheet: Thanksgiving

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/22/2012

Test your Thanksgiving smarts

What is the Thanksgiving Classic? That and nine other Thanksgiving questions.

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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/25/2010

An education on Thanksgiving calories

This explains how quickly you can put on two pounds on Thanksgiving. Get educated on just how many calories are in all of that turkey and stuffing.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving calories, Thanksgiving dinner, calories, calories in stuffing, calories in turkey, thanksgiving

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 11/25/2010

Stuff to know about Thanksgiving: 242 million turkeys, 1.9 billion pounds of sweet potatoes, etc.

Turkeys, cranberries, cherries, sweet potatoes, etc.: Here are all the facts about Thanksgiving anybody would want to know.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:09 AM ET, 11/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cranberries, thanksgiving, thanksgiving facts, thanksgiving meal, turkeys

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 11/24/2010

The first Thanksgiving proclamation, by George Washington

From a 1789 newpaper, here's President George Washington's proclamation of the first official Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:30 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  History | Tags:  first thanksgiving, george washington, history of thanksgiving, thanksgiving, thanksgiving holiday, washington's proclamation

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Why we don't eat deer for Thanksgiving (the Pilgrims did)

When did Americans start eating turkey on the national holiday of Thanksgiving? It wasn't when, or for the reason, you probably learned in school.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  History | Tags:  abraham lincoln and thanksgiving, colonists thanksgiving, george washington and thanksgiving, ha, history of thanksgiving, pardon and turkey, pilgrims, plymouth colony, presidential pardon, presidential turkey, squanto, thanksgiving, thanksgiving dinner, the first thanksgiving, turkey, wampanoag indians, when was the first thanksgiving?

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/26/2009

Why we eat turkey on Thanksgiving (when the Pilgrims ate deer)--and other holiday myths

This is the story you and your kids probably learned in school: In 1621, Pilgrims, dressed in black and white with buckles on their shoes, held a feast in Plymouth Colony to celebrate their first harvest. They invited Wampanoag Indians, and everyone gobbled down turkey and pumpkin pie. It turns out that only some of that is true.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/26/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Civics Education | Tags:  Thanksgiving, historical myth, history

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/24/2009

Planning to spend loads of time with your college freshman home for Thanksgiving? Well, don’t.

So your college freshman is coming home for Thanksgiving, the first trip back since they packed their bags and moved away--and you have cleared your schedule to spend every waking minute with him/her. You probably shouldn’t have bothered. Most of you should be prepared to see very little of your son or daughter, who is returning to test their new selves in their old haunts.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/24/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  Thanksgiving, college freshman