Thanksgiving is a few days away. I know that millions of Americans will be celebrating this holiday, and most likely be eating a lot of turkey.
Since Dr. Saib spent most of his summers in Turkey (the country), I wanted to share some fun turkey (the bird) facts.
- In 2011, U.S. consumption of turkey annually was 16.1 pounds per person
- North Carolina is second in producing turkeys in the U.S.
- More than 248.5 million turkeys are produced each year in the U.S.
- The average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey is 16 pounds
- Benjamin Franklin had proposed that the turkey become the official bird of the U.S., instead of the bald eagle. He thought that the turkey is a more respectable bird!
- Turkeys have over 3500 feathers at maturity
- Turkey is good for your eyes, because it is rich in zinc
- Only tom turkeys gobble
- Domesticated turkeys can not fly
Fun facts from www.eatturkey.com