Now, down to business…
Fun facts about Thanksgiving and Turkeys…
Did you know:
-The pilgrims didn’t use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers.
-Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States.
-Abraham Lincoln issued a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation’ on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving.
-Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
-The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
-Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.
-Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clucking noise.
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