Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Turkey Trivia



Turkey Trivia

A male turkey is called a tom, a female is a hen, and a youngster is a poult.
A group of turkeys is called a rafter.
The loose skin below a turkey's chin is called a wattle.
The warts on the wattle are called the caruncles.
Because the wild turkey is quick to defend itself and fight against all predators, Ben Franklin wanted it, rather than the bald eagle, to be the symbol of the United States.
The domestic tom can weigh up to 50 pounds, the domestic hen up to 16 pounds.
The wild tom can weigh up to 20 pounds, the wild hen up to 12 pounds.
The average person in the United States will eat 17 pounds of turkey this year, compared with 9 pounds for the average Canadian.
The top turkey-producing state in the United States is Minnesota, with 47 million turkeys a year.
Turkeys perched on trees and refusing to descend indicate snow. --Old weather proverb

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Please don't drink and drive.

N Posted by Rain at 11/22/2006 06:45:00 AM

7 Comments

  • Blogger Brian posted at 9:35 AM  
    Very interesting! I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!
  • Blogger jedimerc posted at 10:10 AM  
    Nice list, and, funny, in an alternate history novel I read called the 'Two Georges' by Harry Turtledove where the US is still a part of the British Empire, our present symbol, the bald eagle(which in the novel is a symbol for anti-British sentiment) is decryed as a worthless scavenger, preying on the carcasses of more nobler bird's kills. I just wonder what our seal would look like with the turkey, and would Thanksgiving be the same?

    You have yourself a wonderful holiday :)
  • Blogger Lyndon posted at 1:32 PM  
    Well have a great Thanksgiving Rain!!
  • Blogger Barb posted at 5:42 PM  
    I thought Wild Turkey was a drink? ;) Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Blogger TECH posted at 5:08 PM  
    Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Anonymous Rav`N posted at 1:27 AM  
    least those wild turkey in your picture look kinda pretty. i was just on a farm where they're rearing a couple of turkeys for the christmas table and those white ones they had were downright ugly.
  • Blogger Rain posted at 12:28 AM  
    Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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