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"Jingle Bells" Was Originally Written for Thanksgiving

Stacy Conradt

As your family gathers around the piano tomorrow to sing all of your favorite Thanksgiving songs (you know, like Adam Sandler’s “The Thanksgiving Song” and… “The Thanksgiving Song” remix…) don’t forge

A Big Thanks to Our 20,000 Tumblr Followers for Helping Us Reach 20,000 Tumblr Followers

Jason English

Exactly 11 months after launching our Tumblr blog, we hit the magic 20,000 follower mark yesterday. Congrats to the Tumblr team for all their hard work! (OK, there's no Tumblr team.

Is This Really the Busiest Travel Day?

Jason Plautz

So far, it seems that airport delays and other inconveniences have been minimal today, a good sign for millions of Thanksgiving travelers.

Black and Blue Friday: Violent and Crazy Moments in Holiday Shopping

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Michael Maloney/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis This Friday, 152 million people—that’s half the population of the United States—will flock to shopping malls, big box stores, online merchants and r

mental_floss on NPR! (Updated with the Link)

Jason English

Research editor and mentalfloss.com regular Kara Kovalchik will be on Talk of the Nation this afternoon to discuss her recent story 11 Sounds Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard. Tune in!

9 Vintage Tattoos

David K. Israel

Tattoos have been in and out of fashion for thousands of years.

I'm Too Sexy For My Library

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

The Quick 10: 10 Political Figures' Favorite Family Recipes

Adrienne Crezo

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we dug up some treasured holiday recipes from political eras past and present.

Brain Game: Thanks!

We're taking a short break for the long holiday weekend.

Morning Cup of Links: Miss Piggy is Back!

Miss Cellania

With the new Muppet Movie opening today, Miss Piggy sits down for an interview. Or whatever passes for sitting down when you're a Muppet. * The Laziest Thanksgiving Recipes.

The Late Movies: Dogs and Turkeys

Erica Palan

Our Thanksgiving gift to you: Six videos of dogs and turkeys. You're welcome. Scaredy ...

11 Things That Happened on Other Cool Dates

Jamie Spatola

11/22/11 is the 791st anniversary of Frederick II being crowned Holy Roman Emperor, the 293rd anniversary of Blackbeard’s beheading, the 254th anniversary of the Austrian defeat of Prussia in the Sev

Three White House Security Breaches (and Two Royal Run-Ins)

Stacy Conradt

Last week’s security breach/assassination attempt at the White House was a shocker, but it’s hardly the first time it's happened.

"Sleep Texting": Nightmare or Brilliant New Excuse?

Jason English

Julija Sapic / Shutterstock.com According to a Daily Mail article, "sleep texting" is a thing.

Being Thankful for 1st World Problems

David K. Israel

I have relatives who knew real problems, living in ghettos under Nazi control. You've seen the movies, you've read the books, you've heard the stories.