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Science of Thanksgiving

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Abe Lincoln
The president that declared Thanksgiving a national day
Minnesota
This state raises the most turkeys in the USA; also known as the land of 10,000 lakes.
88
Percent of Americans that eat turkey on Thanksgiving
16
Average weight (in pounds) of a purchased turkey
Wisconsin
This state grows the most cranberries; also known for making cheese.
Sweet Potato
This plant is often called a yam, but they are not the same thing.
New York City
Place where the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place
Cowboys
The Lions and this team always toss around oblong brown leather projectiles on Thanksgiving day.
Turduckin
Made from a turkey, duck, and chicken
Ben Franklin
He wanted the turkey to be the national bird.
George H.W. Bush
The first president to pardon a turkey.
Plumbers
The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for this profession.
Turkey
Neil Armstrong's first meal in space after walking on the moon
Tom
Term for an adult male turkey
Hen
Term for an adult female turkey
Snood
Flap of skin that hangs over the turkey's beak
Wattle
Skin around a turkey's neck
Dog
Vertebrate classified as a canine that might enjoy leftovers
Cat
Vertebrate classified as a feline that might enjoy leftovers
Human
Vertebrates classified as a placental mammals that enjoy getting together for the holiday
Cool Whip
Colloid created by mixing cream, sugar, and air; a favorite topping on pie
Pumpkin
Type of pie that is often served at Thanksgiving; Morton, IL is known as its "capital"
3.5
Approximate amount of hours it would take to bake an average sized turkey
Sick
A turkey's wattle will turn a light color if it is this
Scared
A turkey's wattle will turn blue if it is this
Feathers
Wild turkeys have between 5000-6000 of these
6
Number of different species of wild turkeys in North America
25
Maximum speed a turkey can run
55
Top speed a turkey can reach in flight
Strutting
Male turkeys do this to attract a mate; fluff out the tail feathers and puff out the chest to look bigger
Jake
Young male turkey;also called a tom
Jenny
Young female turkey; also called a hen
Flock
Group of domesticated turkeys
Roost
To perch or settle, especially for the night; wild turkeys often do this in trees over water to avoid predators
Carbohydrates
Starches and sugars present in many foods at our Thanksgiving meal
Calories
Taking in too many of these is what makes you so tired after your Thanksgiving meal; not necessarily the turkey you eat
Gizzard
Body part used in a turkey to grind up food
Teeth
Turkeys do not have these to help them chew up food
Poult
A baby turkey
Jake
A young male turkey; also called a tom or gobbler
Jenny
A young female turkey; also called a hen
Flock
A group of domestic turkeys
Rafter
A group of wild turkeys
Spiral
Shape of a female turkey's scat
Question Mark (or J)
Shape of a male turkey's scat