• Eagles and geese are monogamous for life; turkeys are monogamous for about a minute.

  • The wild turkey is the heaviest bird in the world that flies (but don't mention that, they get self-conscious).

  • Tom turkeys have beards - a black, hairlike feather on their breast. Hens sometimes have beards (but they rarely get asked out on dates).

  • Turkeys can see in color (but still only buy B&W TV's).

  • Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly (as they aren't TSApre) .

  • To attract hens, tom turkeys vibrate their body, which causes their feathers to become erect (This has been outlawed in Utah)

  • Wild turkeys were almost wiped out in the early 1900's. Today there are wild turkeys in every state except Alaska (those all moved to Hawaii).

  • The breast of domestically raised turkeys is so large that the bird often tips over (especially those that live in Los Angeles & Dallas).

  • For their first meal on the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin ate roast turkey in foil packets and they washed it down with Tang (where we get the expression "Happy Tangsgiving").

  • Male turkeys are called “toms;” female turkeys are called “hens;” baby turkeys are called “poults” and teen aged turkeys are just texted.

  • Wild turkeys sleep in trees (I got nothing).

  • Turkeys eat a wider variety of things than any other bird such as fish, snakes, baby birds, insects, fruit, grasses, grains, acorns, mice, and crow...similar to teen aged boys.