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TURKEY FACTS:

  • The Average American consumes over 15 pounds of Turkey per year
  • Americans consume over 675 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving Day
  • The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog
  • A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat
  • Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 miles per hour
  • U.S. turkey growers produce nearly one turkey for every person in the country
  • Forty-five million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving
  • Male turkeys gobble, the female’s do not – they click
  • Commercial raised turkeys cannot fly
  • Turkeys can have heart attacks
  • The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger
  • Eating turkey does not cause you to feel sleepy after your Thanksgiving dinner. Carbohydrates in your Thanksgiving dinner are the likely cause of your sleepiness
  • There are three cities in the U.S. named after the Turkey in Texas, Lousiana, and North Carolina
  • Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining
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