...is Thanksgiving Day.
About the turkey,
- the wild turkey is native to Mexico and northern United States
- they have great hearing, but no visible ears
- they have great vision (but not at night) and see in color
- domestic turkeys cannot fly
- wild ones can fly, but only for a short distance
- wild turykeys spend the night in a tree (how do they keep from falling down?)
- they can drown if they look up while it's raining (really?)
- they're heads change color when they get excited (me too)
- Sesame Street's Big Bird has a suit made of yellow-died turkey feathers
- male turkey is called a Tom, the female is called a hen
- as male turkeys get older, they start fighting a lot, and may even attack humans
- male turkeys grow a beard (of longer feathers) on their chest (like humans, except for humans calle it chest hair)
- very few hens grow the beard (just like very few female humans grow chest hair, Thank goodness!)
Acording to the Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten on Thanksgiving Day, and right now my husband is preparing ours.
To all my fellow bloggers, American or not,
have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Above facts(?) are from following websites:
The picture is from Wikipedia