Trivia Time: Turkey Edition

Posted: November 22, 2011 by Keith Stone in Thanksgiving, trivia

It took the Pilgrims 66 days to sail on the Mayflower from England to the New World. They intended to go to the area near Manhattan but ended up near Boston. Poor souls. What a lot of people don’t know is that the voyage was originally intended to be made with two ships, but problems with the second one forced the Pilgrims to use only one. Historians now believe that crew members actually sabotaged the second ship so they wouldn’t have to make the trip. Hey, I’d do that too if I had to sail to Boston. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and I’ll make you a turkey sandwich. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

What was the name of the second ship the Pilgrims intended to take to the New World? (and a hint: it was not the Titanic)

Answer: The Speedwell. It was about a third of the size of the Mayflower.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s