Turkeys can fly?! If there is one reason to read the “How to Hunt Wild Turkeys” infographic then this is it. Cursory research does verify that turkeys can indeed fly. A YouTube video does corroborate our surprise in flying turkeys. A Wikipedia article states that turkeys can fly, and a LiveScience page confirms that turkeys can fly (for short bursts) up to 55 miles per hour. The LiveScience page, though, also says that domestic turkeys (the type that are eaten for Thanksgiving) are indeed too fat to fly, which confirms our surprise in reading about flying turkeys.
There is also a blurb about (eating) turkey makes a person tired. The LiveScience page provides the truth behind the myth. It is true that the meat contains tryptophan, which is related to serotonin, a soporific. However, all meats contain these and cheese contains even more. What induces sleepiness on Thanksgiving day is the total amount of carbohydrates consumed in the entire meal. Moreover, any alcohol consumed is certainly a contributing factor.
It is enlightening to read that acorns are one of the fowl’s favorite foods. However, we wonder how they obtain that. Farmers provide merely grain to the livestock. We suspect that it is wild turkeys who are able to enjoy the acorns. The egg-laying attributes were also very intriguing.
Likes: Far more than learning about how to hunt wild turkeys, we loved learning about the turkeys themselves.
Dislikes: There were just a few statistics, and at least one of them–the number of feathers on turkeys–was useless.
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