22 Incredible Turkey Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

22 Incredible turkey facts

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1. Some American Indians did not eat Turkey meat because they believed killing such a timid bird showed laziness
2. There is a city called "Batman" in Turkey.
3. A group of turkeys is called a “rafter” or a “flock.”
4. Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents
5. Only male turkeys make the sound that is referred to as a “gobble.”
6. Research has found that replacing a bad habit with a good one is easier than quitting a bad habit cold turkey.
7. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States.
8. A full grown, 2 headed dolphin was discovered on a beach in Turkey.
9. A group of turkeys is called a “rafter.”
10. The commercial turkeys served at T giving come from Mexico where they were discovered during the Spanish Conquest &
11. Turkeys have been know to pick favorite humans and run to greet them.
12. Turkey Vultures “urinate” on their own legs in order to stay cool and kill any lingering bacteria from previous meals.
13. Roast turkey did not appear consistently on royal Christmas Day menus until 1851 when it replaced roast swan.
14. Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world that sits on two continents.
15. Only male turkeys make the sound that is referred to as a "gobble."
16. The estimated 45 million turkeys that many Americans eat on Thanksgiving are genetically distinct from their wild turkey ancestors.
17. The top 8 smartest farm animals in order are 1) dog 2) pig 3) horse 4) cat 5) cow 6) sheep 7) chicken and 8) turkey
18. Benjamin Franklin preferred the American national bird to be the turkey, rather than the bald eagle.
19. Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
20. The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard.
21. Three consective strikes in bowling is called a turkey.
22. Turkey's often look up at the sky during a rainstorm. Unfortunately some have been known to drown as a result.
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