The Long Odds of Thanksgiving

Don’t take Thanksgiving dinner for granted—give thanks for beating the long odds against it.


Posted in , Sep 17, 2015

Guideposts: The Long Odds of Thanksgiving

In our Oct/Nov issue of Mysterious Ways, we gave you the long odds of all the events that led up to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s how we arrived at those “highly accurate,” “scientifically-indisputable” numbers:

Special thanks to Jon, our contributing editor’s boyfriend, for checking these calculations to the best of his mathematic ability!

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