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Fun Fact November 26, 2020.

26 November 2020

It’s turkey day!  Today some fun facts about the bird in the center of most tables thanks to The Old Farmers Almanac.  Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird instead of the Bald Eagle.  He considered the Eagle “a bird of poor moral character” and found around the world, while the turkey is uniquely native to America.  A baby turkey is called a chick, poult or sometimes a turklette.  Wild turkeys can fly, but they prefer to walk or run.  Domestic turkeys can not fly, lending itself to possibly one of the best television episodes of all time, “The Great WKRP Turkey Drop” and the classic line “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”  So, how much turkey does the average person consume each year?  About fifteen pounds, a lot of that today and throughout the next week in the form of leftovers.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Fun Fact November 26, 2020.