A Statistician’s History of Thanksgiving

Like only astute historians and all fourth-graders know, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated 396 years ago (in 1621, for those who can’t do math). In case you have a hard time picturing what life was like back in the 17th Century, just imagine a liberal usage of shoe buckles and those guns that look like trumpets.

Please enjoy this handy, yet mostly useless, list of Thanksgiving facts to keep your dinner tables lively, and awkward silences with your estranged cousins to a minimum. It’s also guaranteed to subside your grandpa’s governmental conspiracy theories. At least until dessert. 

A Statisticians History of Thanksgiving

Sources

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/11/23/thanksgiving-by-numbers.html
https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/11/27/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-thanksgiving-with-leftovers
https://smartasset.com/mortgage/thanksgiving-dinner
http://www.wiscran.org/cranberries/facts-from-the-bog/
http://www.delish.com/food-news/a50337/most-popular-thanksgiving-pies-in-the-country/
https://www.statista.com/topics/2307/thanksgiving/
https://caloriecontrol.org/stuff-the-bird-not-yourself-how-to-deal-with-the-3000-calorie-thanksgiving-meal/
https://blog.nationwide.com/thanksgiving-fun-facts-infographic/
https://wallethub.com/blog/thanksgiving-facts/28332/

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