Interesting Facts About The Pilgrims

Thursday is Thanksgiving, so it’s a good time for The Top Interesting Facts About the Pilgrims.

  • After the first Thanksgiving dinner, they went and stood in line outside Best Buy.
  • They came to the New World seeking religious freedom. For everyone but Muslims.
  • Their least-favorite NFL team? A tie between the Redskins and the Chiefs.
  • They really thought the whole “belts on hats” thing was gonna have more staying power.
  • “Plymouth Rock” was also the name of the ’80s cover band that played after the first Thanksgiving.
  • They wanted to serve deer at Thanksgiving, but ran out of “doe.” (Get it? Thank you.)
  • They wore black and white and possessed no athletic ability. Just like the Brooklyn Nets!
  • Forget smallpox. The worst thing they exposed Indians to at Thanksgiving was forced conversation.
  • If you confuse them for Quakers they’ll cut ya.
  • They weren’t so much rooting for the Cubs to win the World Series as they were rooting for the Indians to be defeated. Again.
  • They wore buckles on their shoes. And their hats. But oddly, NOT their belts.
  • They actually were hoping to land in France, but they foolishly decided to navigate with a primitive predecessor to Apple Maps.
  • They financed their voyage with money won in an epic break-dance contest against a group of sassy Mennonites.
  • The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621 . . . and just happened to coincide with Regis Philbin’s 50th birthday.
  • The Pilgrims originally intended to take a Carnival cruise, but decided the conditions on the Mayflower were better.
  • They did not celebrate Christmas. But they really cut loose on Arbor Day.
  • After the first Thanksgiving meal, they lost their shirts at the Pokanoket Indian casino.
  • “Going out to get beaver pelts” was their favorite euphemism.
  • The actual Plymouth Rock has more acting range than The Rock.