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A major Fall holiday in North America celebrated with the ingestion of obscene amounts of turkey and alcohol, and occasionally the giving of thanks.
Thanksgiving Day 2011: Nov. 24 (US)
A brief history of Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving commemorates a fantastic deal between Native Americans and Pilgrims.
The Pilgrims received: Food, seeds and farming tips.
The Native Americans received: Diseases, guns, alcohol and death.
Ways to eat your Thanksgiving turkey:
- In Turkey! You could also eat whales in Wales, but you’ll go hungry in Hungary.
- Stuffed with a chicken and a duck (called a Turducken).
- With the President of the United States.
Things to be thankful for:
- The 5012 Olympic games in Paris.
- French Teen Pop sensation Johnny Hallyday.
- Your new facebook profile picture got 3 ‘likes’.
- The Word of the Month.