On most Thanksgivings, my uncle Jim falls asleep sitting at the table with an unlit, gravy-soaked cigarette in his mouth. This is not our finest family tradition, but it's tradition all the same. And even if your uncles all typically manage to remain conscious whilst giving thanks, it's fair to assume you stay true to any number of equally peculiar turkey day rituals of your own. It's normal to be somewhat ashamed of your family's holiday idiosyncrasies.
That said, it's always refreshing to take a look at the rest of our great nation, where absurdity in the realm of Thanksgiving customs runs rampant. Know that whatever strange rain dance you perform with your Grandpa Hugh while the turkey cooks is not the strangest ceremony out there. Here are some of the absolute weirdest Thanksgiving traditions maintained all across America.