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Some common beliefs about Thanksgiving.

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Eating turkey makes people especially sleepy.*


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The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S.


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Clueless cooks in the process of commiting Thanksgiving mayhem call turkey hot lines.


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Holiday turkey preparation provides set-up for humorous scenarios.


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The Presidential practice of pardoning a live turkey dates to 1947 and Harry Truman.


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The Monday after Thanksgiving is the busiest online shopping day of the year in the U.S.


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George Washington was the first U.S. President to issue a Thanksgiving proclamation.


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The term “Black Friday” originated with the practice of selling off slaves on the day after Thanksgiving.