THANKSGIVING FUN FACTS
Turkeys are fast!
A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour.
They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50 - 55 mph in a matter of seconds.
Eyes in the backs of their heads?
A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees.
This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.
So close, but so far
Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States.
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920's.
The first balloon was Felix the cat and all balloons were filled with air instead of helium.
Thanksgiving Day Feast
Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob and cranberries were
not food present on the first Thanksgiving's feast table.
Thanksgiving Day Feast, Continued
Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks
dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs and goat cheese
are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.
Use these fun facts to stay alert and excited about learning!
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