November 14, 2017 A Statistician’s History of Thanksgiving By Tim Baumgartner Share via Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn Share via Email 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. 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/ For more tips, tricks, or insights on how to take your marketing from now to next, subscribe to our newsletter or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844.LC.IDEAS.