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  • Turkeys can run at speeds upwards of 20 miles per hour.
  • Baby Turkeys are called poults.
  • Most domestic turkeys (the kind you eat on Thanksgiving) are too fat to fly.
  • The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds.
  • Only male turkeys gobble. Hens make a clucking noise.
  • Turkeys have roamed the Americas for over 10 million years.
  • 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
  • When the United States Air Force started breaking the sound barrier nearby turkeys where dropped dead of heart attacks. Yes, Turkeys have heart attacks.
  • Only half of Americans put the stuffing inside the Turkey on Thanksgiving.
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
  • Turkeys are actually a type of pheasant.

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