If you're worried about running out of Thanksgiving conversation topics once you've used up Black Friday and football ("How 'bout those Lions?" etc.), try sharing some of the fun facts Mental Floss' John Green compiled about the holiday.

If you're worried about running out of Thanksgiving conversation topics once you've used up Black Friday and football ("How 'bout those Lions?" etc.), try sharing some of the fun facts Mental Floss' John Green compiled about the holiday.

Phil Lester & Dan Howell | Here's Everyone Who Attended The 2016 Brit Awards <--- YOOO I watched the live stream from start to finish, it was great!! :D

Phil Lester & Dan Howell | Here's Everyone Who Attended The 2016 Brit Awards <--- YOOO I watched the live stream from start to finish, it was great!! :D

William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919) was a late 19th Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 13, 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the late-1880s and 1890s. He obtained his certification in 1885. Black history album

William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919) was a late 19th Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 13, 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the late-1880s and 1890s. He obtained his certification in 1885. Black history album

Hazel Carter dressed as a man to follow her soldier husband John overseas into WWI. She was sent home when the disguise was revealed. Hazel died in 1918, while John was still overseas.

Hazel Carter dressed as a man to follow her soldier husband John overseas into WWI. She was sent home when the disguise was revealed. Hazel died in 1918, while John was still overseas.

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

Lucille Baldwin Brown, the first black public county librarian, ca 1940s by State Library and Archives of Florida, via Flickr

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