November 20, 2019

Thanksgiving Trivia

Bring something new to the table this Thanksgiving and serve up some food for thought with the following quiz!

1) What do we call the skin that hangs off the turkey’s neck?

2) What is the red flap that starts at the base of the turkey’s beak and hangs over the top?

3) What percent of a turkey is white meat? And dark? 

4) Why is turkey the traditional entree on Thanksgiving?

5) According to the National Turkey Federation, how many pounds of turkey do Americans eat on Thanksgiving Day?
A) 100 million. 
B)513 million.  C)690 million.

6) Which U.S. President set aside the last Thursday in November as a “day for national thanksgiving and prayer?”

7) When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

8) Do all turkeys gobble?

9) Can turkeys fly?

10) What children’s TV favorite wears a costume made of turkey feathers?


1) Wattle.
2) Snood.
3) Typically, a turkey has 70 percent white meat; 30 percent dark.

4) To remind us of the four wild turkeys served at the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving feast in 1621 at Plymouth Rock.

5) 690 million lbs.
6) Abraham Lincoln.
7) On the second Mond
ay in October.
8) Only male turkeys gobble. Hens make a clicking noise.
9) Domesticated turkeys can’t fly, but wild turkeys fly up to 55 mph for short distances. They’re also fast on feet, covering ground at speeds of up to 25 mph.
10) Sesame Street’s Big Bird.

PS, I met a wild turkey one morning while visiting Bobs' aunt and uncle in Wisconson.  That guy was huge!  I scurried right back to the house!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,

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