Thanksgiving Trivia

How much do you know about the star of our Thanksgiving Dinners? Below are 25 facts that you can use to create a tradition this Holiday in the form of a trivia game! See who can answer the most questions correctly, and they can have the one odd ball roll that is left over or first slice of pie afterwards. Let us know how many you got correct.

  1. Who proposed that the official United States bird be a Turkey?: Ben Franklin
  2. In 2012, what was the amount of turkey the average American ate? 16 pounds
  3. What percentage of Americans eat Turkey on Thanksgiving? 88%
  4. How many Turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving? 46 million
    Christmas? 22 million
    Easter? 19 million
  5. In 2011, how many millions of pounds of turkeys were consumed in the United States? 736
  6. Has turkey consumption increased since 1970, if so then by how much? Yes, 104%
  7. How many people does the turkey industry employ in the United States? 20,000 to 25,000
  8. True or False: More turkey is consumed year round now than in 1970? True
  9. In 2012, turkey was what placed protein choice for American consumers? 4th
  10. Are whole turkey birds hens, toms, or both? Mostly hens
  11. What is the average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey? 15 pounds
  12. What is the heaviest turkey ever raised? 86 pounds
  13. What is the typical percentage of white to dark meat? 70% white, 30% dark
  14. Where is the wild turkey native to in the United States? Eastern Region
  15. Where were Turkeys domesticated? Mexico
  16. True or False: Tom turkeys have beards. True
  17. How far away can turkeys see movement? 100 yards
  18. How long have turkeys been around? 10 million years
  19. What are baby turkeys called? Poults
  20. Which is larger: chicken or turkey eggs? Turkey
  21. True or False: Hens gobble. False, only Toms do.
  22. A turkey has a pretty loud gobble, what is the furthest distance it can be heard? A mile away.
  23. Can Turkeys see in color? Yes
  24. can turkeys fly? Trick questions! Commercially raised turkeys cannot, and wild turkeys can.
  25. What month is National Turkey Lover’s Month? June

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