Wednesday, November 23, 2016

LETS TALK TURKEY

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Probably because its mostly about being with friends and family, with no gifts. Just a time to be thankful what what we have and the people in our lives. The dinner is a wonderful extra treat. My aunt cooks the best turkey dinner I have ever had. Truly mouth watering. But many people eat other bird like duck, guinea fowl, and pheasant. Hell some even eat pizza or sushi! But as you guessed, i can get behind a holiday about bird!!! Well, I sat down with old Tom Turkey who gave me some fun talk of turkey. AND HERE I thought I knew my birds! Did you know the official bird of the holiday has many juicy secrets?
 
They sport beards!!!!!!! The hairlike bristles that grow from the chest of males are actually specialized feathers. Scientists think they could serve as a sensory function.
 
Researchers have found the wishbone dates back more than 150 million years to a group of meat eating dinosaurs, like T-Rex. It also serves as a reminder that birds evolved from dinosaurs.
 
Turkeys sleep in trees. With turkeys being so big and heavy, you'd think they'd stick to the ground. But in fact, they prefer to perch and sleep atop tree branches. They also let out soft yelps upon waking to make sure the rest of the flock is okay after a night.
 
Female turkeys don't gobble.
 
Turkeys make you sleepy. They contain tryptophan, an amino acid, to make serotonin, that helps to regulate sleep.
 
Ben Franklin ADORED turkeys. As a matter of fact he wanted it to be the official US bird. He stated in a letter to his daughter " For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen; he is a bird of bad moral character."
 
Wild turkeys do, in fact, fly, at least for short bursts of speed of up to 55mph.
 
They have periscope vision.
 
Turkeys blush. When their ill,agitated, frightened or excited, their exposed skin can change colors.
 
Turkeys have stones in their stomachs. A part of the stomach called the gizzard, contains tiny stones the bird has swallowed when pecing.
 
So as you can see, there is more to these majestic birds than meets the eye. Luckily I only par take of turkey at Thanksgiving. Since ill be leaving shortly for a couple days away, I'll take this time to wish you all a great and hopefully peaceful holiday. I'm truly grateful for all .
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
xoxo

28 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Mistress!

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  2. gobble gobble (some tasty meat)! and knowing you...

    smooches, maddie! raise a G&T for me!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Mistress!!! Take time sampling all the tasty goodies.

    Lenalee

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  4. Take care, travel safe and enjoy! xoxoox

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  5. With all this info, I am sure to win the Thanksgiving Trivia Game!

    Happy Thanksgiving, MM!

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  6. That is alot of meat talk!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  7. yikes, thanksgiving 101.....i should've brought a notebook & pen and taken notes.

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  8. It's always a good idea to familiarize oneself with the turkey before devouring it....

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  9. See, yet again I learned things about bird o didn't know. I am adoring the top photo! Is than Vivan Vance? Well Happy Thanksgiving to you dear Mistress!

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you our Mistress.

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  11. Don't gobble too quick. Savour.
    Happy TG!

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you Mistress! I actually had heard these facts, but didn't know about the Ben Franklin one. A turkey on the bill..........

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  13. I have to see I agree with Franklin.....they really are pretty bird especially when there puffed up. Have a happy day!

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  14. And since you on a joke kick....how is a mistress and a turkey the same? Give up? They meat is both big and heavy and likes to perch in a tree!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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  15. We did take notes in case there is a "pop up" quiz. Happy Turkey Day. Were currently in New York for the big parade for the first time.

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  16. with your meat intake, you'll be sleeping for a week.

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving! I am truly thankful for your support this week.

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  18. Warm greetings to you and Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for you and your always entertaining blog.

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  19. The calorie intake always scares me. But ill eat alot anyhow. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Don't get to stuffed now Mistress. Love the post for today too. Good advice.

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  21. Mmmmmmmmmm......turkey and stuffing, can't wait.

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  22. Wishing you a happy turkey day!!! We take for granted far to much. As I observe the holiday I want to thank you and I'm grateful of you and your friendship.

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  23. Happy. Thanksgiving girl. Remember take human size bites.

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  24. A blessed Thanksgiving to you Mistress!

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  25. I sure hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I hear your meat is quite filling?

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  26. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I am still full from the dinner yesterday, and may not eat till Monday! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend. Or are you in a turkey coma?

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  27. I sure hope you didn't choke on a bone.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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