22 Turkey Facts You WIll NOT Believe!

  1. Male turkeys are called "gobblers" and female turkeys are called "hens"
  2. It is rumored that Harry Truman could carve the likeness of anyone's face into a cooked turkey, from memory 
  3. A group of turkeys is known as a rafter or a gang
  4.  While most turkeys don't understand spoken languages, they do understand the language of dance
  5. Male turkeys produce spiral-shaped feces while females produce feces shaped like the letter J
  6. Through two thirds of the process, turducken sounds like a very good idea to most turkeys
  7. Turkeys and cockroaches are the only two animals thought capable of surviving nuclear war
  8. Benjamin Franklin never actually proposed the turkey as the national bird
  9. But he was engaged to one briefly in 1745
  10. During mating season, a male turkey's gobbles can be made to mimic "Smooth Operator" by Sade
  11. And the lady turkeys love this
  12. Turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour
  13. However, turkeys are NOT allowed to drive in most states
  14. Turkeys are protective of their eggs, making the gathering more challenging
  15. Turkey was originally served on Thanksgiving to commemorate the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared fear of the Ottoman Empire
  16. A turkey's head changes colors when they become excited
  17. Gobbling turkeys can be heard up to a mile away
  18. But, it's when you can't hear a thing that they are the most dangerous
  19. Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity
  20. Turkey meat is accepted as legal tender at most post offices throughout the month of November
  21. The wild turkey was hunted nearly to extinction in the early 1900s, when the population reached a low of around 30,000 birds
  22. They're still pretty pissed about this.