1. The first Thanksgiving celebration was in 1621.
2. The first turkey was domesticated in Mexico & Central America.
3. A female turkey is called a hen.
4. A male turkey is called a tom.
5. Benjamin Franklin lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol.
6. The sound a female turkey makes is cluck.
7. The sound the male turkey makes is gobble.
8. A mature turkey has about 3,500 feathers.
9. Minnesota produces the most turkeys annually.
10. Wild turkeys can run up to 25 mph.
11. The Wampanoag Tribe was the Native American Indian tribe that celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists.
12. Wild turkeys can fly up to 55mph.
13. Approximately 90% of all American homes eat turkey on Thanksgiving.
14. Approximately 50% eat turkey on Christmas.
15. The skin that hangs from the turkeys neck is called the wattle.
16. Abraham Lincoln specified that Thanksgiving would land on the last Thursday of November.
17. Israel consumes the most turkey per year per capita.
18. The best way to defrost a turkey is in the regrigerator.
"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."