Turkey Trivia & Tips

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I hope everyone is knee-deep in stuffing right now. But we've got a few last-minute things to share. We've got turkey trivia and tips. First here's a link for FAQ cooking tips from Butterball and if you need more help try 1-800-BUTTERBALL or email them at talkline@butterball.com. Now for Turkey Trivia:

* Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
* Domesticated turkeys can'??t fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. They can also reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.
* The ballroom dance known as the Turkey Trot was named for the short, jerky steps a turkey makes.
* Turkeys are first documented over two thousand years ago in Central America and Mexico.
* In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.

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