Turkey Facts

5 facts tagged with Turkey Facts

  • 1
    There is a city called "Batman" in Turkey.
  • 2
    In Turkish, the bird we call a Turkey is called "Hindi" ("from India"). In India, it's called "Peru." In Arabic, the bird is called "Greek chicken"; in Greek it's called "French chicken"; and in French it's called "Indian chicken." The bird is indigenous to none of these places.
  • 3
    91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.
  • 4
    The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America. In fact, Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States!
  • 5
    Most domestic turkeys are so heavy they are unable to fly.