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    Top 7 Fun Facts About Turkeys

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    Learn 7 top facts about turkeys.

    Here are 7 fun facts about Turkeys

    Number 7 - One can determine the gender of a turkey by looking at the shape of its poop. Males have a spiral shaped while females have a letter J shaped poop.

    Number 6 - Interestingly, despite their heavy build, turkeys can run at a speed of 25 miles an hour and fly at a speed of about 55 miles an hour.

    Number 5 - Reportedly, roasted turkey was Neil Armstrong's first meal on the moon in 1969.

    Number 4 - Approximately 46 million turkeys are consumed each year on thanksgiving.

    Number 3 - Fossil records indicate that turkey existed in North America more than 10 million years ago.

    Number 2 - President Benjamin Franklin once proposed that turkey should be the national bird of America instead of eagle. He expressed that the eagle "is a bird of bad moral character" whereas turkey is a native and loyal bird.

    Number 1 - Do you know that there are 3 US towns named after turkey? They are - Turkey in Texas, Turkey Creek in Louisiana and Turkey in North Carolina.