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Fun Stuff - Turkey Trivia


Turkey Trivia

President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving forward one week, as it is celebrated today.

Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented the President of the United States with a live turkey and two dressed turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving.

There is an annual presentation ceremony after which the President pardons the turkey and the turkey retires to Disneyland to live out the rest of its years.

Nearly 88 percent of Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation eat turkey at Thanksgiving.

The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.

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Source: The National Turkey Federation

6 comments:

A Year on the Grill November 4, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

Does the president have the legal authority to pardon a turkey? And since President Bush was in favor of the death penalty, wasn't that hypocritical of him to do this???

Linda November 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

Well...yes and yes.... a president can pardon anyone...

and yeah I'm surprised he pardoned a turkey ... the turkey should count its blessings... Bush is from Texas... in Texas they mean business with the death penalty...

LOL... you are so funny! Thanks for stopping by

AnyEdge November 4, 2009 at 2:04 PM  

What do you recommend for Thanksgiving in the Bahamas?

Linda November 4, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

Reservations.

Are you serious?

AnyEdge November 4, 2009 at 4:24 PM  

YEP!

But don't mention it on my blog. I'm keeping the lid on it until after the fact so my family deosn't get jealous.

Linda November 4, 2009 at 5:13 PM  

No problem... but I'm jealous!

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