Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
10:18 pm EDT
Tue, July 14, 2020

Talking Turkey

• Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten at Thanksgiving—one sixth of all turkeys sold in a given year.

• Only tom turkeys gobble, and age makes a difference in taste.

• Turkeys are the only breed of poultry native to the Western Hemisphere. Maybe Franklin was on to something.

• The Turkey Trot ballroom dance got its name from the short, jerky steps a turkey makes.


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