Tasty Turkey Trivia
When your guests are stuffed and there’s a lull in conversation around your Thanksgiving table, break the silence with these fun facts.
- The first TV dinner was invented back in 1953, when somebody at Swanson misjudged the number of turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving – by 26 tons. An industrious employee came up with a brilliant plan to repackage sliced meat with trimmings on the side.
- If Ben Franklin had his way, the turkey would be our national bird. He apparently told his daughter in a letter that eagles had bad moral character, while a turkey was more respectable.
- While domestic turkeys can't fly, some have been to outer space. NASA has stated that turkey was the first meal enjoyed by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 8.