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Happy Turkey Day!

 

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  • Americans feast on 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving
  • According the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year!
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.
  • Only male (tom) turkeys gobble. Females make a clicking noise. The famous gobble is actually a seasonal mating call.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed in at 86 pounds – about the size of a German Shepherd! (But turkeys are normally not used as police animals.)
  • Turkeys are known to spend the night in trees! (Maybe to escape the Thanksgiving table?)
  • Turkeys can drown if they look up when it’s raining!
  • A turkey’s field of vision is 270 degrees–one of the main reasons they’re able to elude some hunters.
  • There was no milk, cheese, bread, butter or pumpkin pie at the original Thanksgiving Day feast.
  • President Abraham Lincoln established the original date for our National Thanksgiving Day celebration in 1863.
  • President Thomas Jefferson scoffed at the idea of establishing a national “Thanksgiving Day.”
  • Congress did not declare Thanksgiving a national holiday until 1941.
  • The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. (Now that’s a lot of turkey!)

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There are no words……Today a White House Reuters reporter got bite by President Bush’s dog, Barney.  Enjoy!

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