Turkey Fun Facts in Honor of Dr. Saib

added on: November 20, 2012

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
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

Fun facts from www.eatturkey.com





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