top 10 turkey facts

21 Nov

1) Did you know that turkeys have heart attacks?  When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.

2) A spooked wild turkey can run at speeds of 20 mph. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds of 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.

3) Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.

4) Wild turkeys are known to spend the night in trees.

5) The dance called the turkey trot was mainly popular because the Vatican thought it was too suggestive.

6) A full grown turkey has over 3000 feathers.

7) The drink that the Puritans brought with them in the Mayflower was beer.  It was safer than water.

8) Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States.

9) Turkeys can see in color

10) Each year, the President will pardon at least one Turkey.

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