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Something Different - November 2018

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.