BETHANY ROBERTS'
THANKSGIVING FUN FOR KIDS:
Thanksgiving Trivia 

TOM TURKEY TRIVIA

Here are some fun facts to share around the Thanksgiving table!!

Did you know...

  • The first meal on the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, in foil packets,  was a roast turkey dinner!
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted our national bird to be the wild turkey instead of the eagle.
  • Scientists have found turkey fossils that are 10 million years old.
  • Male turkeys are called Toms.  Female turkeys are called Hens. A baby turkey is called a Poult.
  • A large group of turkeys is called a flock.  A nest of turkey eggs is called a clutch.
  • Only Tom turkeys gobble.  Female turkeys make a clicking sound.
  • Domesticated (farm) turkeys can't fly, but wild turkeys can fly for short distances, up to 55 miles per hour.  Wild turkeys can also run, up to 25 miles per hour.
  • Full-grown turkeys have about 3,500 feathers!
  • Turkey gobbles can be heard from as far as a mile away.
  • 95% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.  They eat 535 pounds of it!
  • The Pilgrims most likely ate turkey on the first Thanksgiving.
  • In Turkey, instead of "gobble, gobble", people say turkeys say "glu glu."

 

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