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Turkey: Our Favorite Type of Viral

It starts in 1621 With 53 pilgrims[3] And 90 Native Americans Gov. William Bradford sent 4 men to hunt birds Wampanoag Indians contributed 5 deer. Three days of feasting saw more venison than turkey.[2] Meal: Goose, Swan, Duck, Venison, Lobster, Shellfish, Alcohol, Pumpkin Sailing to a new land: One supertanker can hold 10,000x the Nina, Santa Maria, or Pinta We eat 61% of a supertanker worth of Turkeys on Thanksgiving Yearly: [5] With well over a supertanker of green beans Another of pumpkin And almost three supertankers of sweet potatoes That ain’t your typical pilgrims fare! With 108% of the 70′s turkey consumption today We eat 16 lbs of turkey per person a year Top producers: [state, millions of turkeys] Minnesota: 46 North Carolina: 36 Arkansas: 29 Missouri: 18 Virginia 17 Indiana: 17 California: 16 Everything’s bigger in turkey 1.) 53.5 million spectators watch the annual Macy’s Day Parade[6] Requiring 300,000 cubic feet of helium to stay afloat[7] 2.) In 2012 President Obama pardoned “Cobbler” a 19 week old, 40 lb turkey. [8] Every year the president re-proclaims “a day of thanksgiving.” [9] 3.) June is National Turkey Lover’s Month[8] However you carve it, Turkey is our favorite type of viral.   Citations:

  1. http://www.infoplease.com/spot/tgcensus01.html
  2. http://www.wickedlocal.com/capecod/visitor_guide/fun/x1945267987/LETS-TALK-TURKEY-5-myths-about-the-Thanksgiving-holiday?img=2
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)
  4. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_barreks_of_oil_does_a_oil_tanker_carry#slide2
  5. http://www.businessinsider.com/thanksgiving-food-statistics-2011-11#106-billion-pounds-8
  6. http://www.history.com/interactives/thanksgiving-by-the-numbers
  7. http://www.livescience.com/10300-helium-needed-fill-macy-parade-balloons.html
  8. http://americanhistory.about.com/od/holidays/a/thanksgiving_ff.htm
  9. https://ntuf.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/PublicRelations/2012%20annual%20report%20final.pdf

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