Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Few Turkey Facts for Thanksgiving

The most popular ways to eat leftover turkey include: as a sandwich, in a stew, chili, or soup, in a casserole, or as a burger. What's your favorite way to eat leftover turkey?

A 15-lb turkey has about 70% white meat and 30% dark meat. 15-lbs is also the average weight of turkeys purchased at Thanksgiving. (Just bought mine and it's a little over 12-lbs.)

Commercially raised turkeys can not fly, but wild turkeys can fly for short distances.

Male turkeys gobble. Hens (the females) only cluck.

Turkeys can and do have heart attacks. Turkeys in fields near Air Force test areas where the sound barrier was broken were known to drop dead from the shock of passing jets.