I just realized I didn't post Tuesday Trivia!! So, it's late, but it's here!! And short, OK?? :)
The most common domesticated turkey, the Broadbreasted White, is so heavy and large-breasted that it can't fly, run or mate naturally. They must be artificially inseminated.
Long before Europeans came to America, the Aztecs had domesticated turkeys. They used them for food, for religious sacrifices and the feathers for decoration.
An estimated 271 million turkeys were raised in the United States in 2007. The estimate for 2008 is about the same. In 2007, the turkeys produced weighed 7.9 billion pounds altogether and were valued at $3.7 billion.
The turkey industry employs between 20,000 and 25,000 people in the United States.
The state game bird of Alabama is the turkey. Alabama has one of the largest per acre populations of wild turkeys of any state.
According to the , about 24% of Americans purchase fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving, and 69% purchase frozen turkeys.
Whew! Under the wire!!