It’s Thanksgiving here in the US. Despite the holiday’s less-than-pretty origin story, devoting a day to gratitude is a good thing. I am thankful for YOU — yes, YOU!
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird instead of the bald eagle?
Neither did I and do you know why? Because it’s not true.
At some point in the not too distant past, some words were taken out of context and news of Franklin’s foul fantasy flourished.
Read the full story here (it’s short — just a couple of paragraphs — so you can get right make to stuffing your face).
Oh, yeah, we all remember that Ben Franklin was the first postmaster general under the Continental Congress, right?