We should be oozing with excitement. After all, it’s a shortened work week with the holiday. One less day of your boss eyeing your job duties, one or two less days of hearing about your annoying coworker’s GYN appointment that she puts on speaker phone, one less day of imitating a mannequin in your swivel chair. Aren’t you excited?! I could burst with relief. I LIVE for four-day weekends.
I thought I’d share with you some odd tidbits I discovered about turkeys…
- Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.
- Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.
- Turkeys spend the night in trees. They fly to their roosts around sunset.
- Gobbling starts before sunrise and can continue through most of the morning.
I swear, I didn’t make this stuff up.
Oh heck, while I’m at it…
In the U.S. about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
Minnesota is the United States’ top turkey producing state, followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Virginia.
3,000 calories are consumed by the average person at Thanksgiving dinner.
50 million pumpkin pies are eaten at Thanksgiving.
72 million cans of Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce are purchased each year.
Ok, that’s enough. I’m about to head to The Vending Machine for a half bag of air. I just found three quarters in my desk drawer.