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1. Of the number of places in the United States named after
the holiday's traditional main course, Turkey, Texas, was
the most populous in 2005, with 492 residents; followed by
Turkey Creek, La. (357); and Turkey, N.C. (269). There also
are nine townships around the country named "Turkey," three
of which are in Kansas.

2. Breeding turkeys to produce more white meat has caused
the breasts of some domestic turkeys to grow so large that
the turkeys easily fall over from the weight.

3. The month of June is National Turkey Lover's Month. We
have no idea why June was chosen rather than November.

4. Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented
a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President. The
President and his family do not eat the live turkey. The
President pardons it and it is allowed to live out its days
on a historical farm.

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

6. Half of United States consumers eat turkey at least once
per week.

7. There are around ten thousand turkey farms in the United

8. Turkey meat is low in fat and high in protein. Tasty and
healthy -a great combination.

9. The first meal eaten on the moon was a turkey dinner!

10. A turkey will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.

11. Domestic turkeys have been bred to have white feathers
because white feathers leave no spots under the skin when
plucked, so the meat is more attractive.

12. Israelis eat the most turkeys of any nationality.....28
pounds per person.

13. The caruncle is a red-pink fleshy growth on the head and
upper neck of the turkey. No one knows what it is for, but
we presume that the opposite gender thinks it is attractive.

14. Turkeys also have a long, red, fleshy area that grows
from the forehead over the bill. It is called the snood, and
the fleshy growth under a turkey's throat is called a

15. Turkey eggs hatch in 28 days.

16. The Native Americans hunted wild turkey for its sweet,
juicy meat as early as 1000 A.D. Turkey feathers were used
to stabilize arrows and adorn ceremonial dress, and the
spurs on the legs of wild tom turkeys were used as
projectiles on arrowheads.

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