Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thanksgiving Fun Facts

50% of US consumer eat turkey at least once per week

A 15 Lb turkey usually has about 70% white meat and 30% dark meat

The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.

The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 Lbs.

Six hundred seventy-five million pounds of turkey are eaten every Thanksgiving in the United States.

North Carolina produces 61 million turkeys annually, more than any other state. Minnesota and Arkansas are number two and three.

The male turkey is called a tom and a female turkey is called a hen.

Male turkeys gobble, Hens do not, they make a clicking noise.

Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 mph, and run about 20 mph.

Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.

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