10 FUN FACTS ABOUT TURKEY
Approximately 95% of Americans enjoy eating turkey for Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving day, Americans will consume more than 650 million pounds of turkey.
About two-thirds of all Americans buy their Thanksgiving turkey frozen, not fresh.
It was the opinion of Benjamin Franklin that the turkey should be named the United States national bird.
Every year, the average American eats more than 14 pounds of turkey.
Turkeys can run up to 20 miles per hour and fly more than 50 miles per hour.
More than 250 million turkeys are raised every year in the United States, many of them raised primarily with Thanksgiving in mind.
Turkeys have been raised for food in the Americas for about two thousand years.
Turkey eggs are beige with brown speckles, and are double the size of the average chicken egg.
The turkey industry brings in more than $1 billion every year.