Happy Thanksgiving from MD Resort!
Thanksgiving signifies the beginning of the holiday season, and MD Resort wants to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
The time is here to travel near and far to visit family and friends. School is out, and a four day weekend begins tomorrow for most!
To get you in the mood for turkey and all the fun that starts tomorrow, here are some fun facts about Thanksgiving!
- In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
- Each year, the average American eats somewhere between 16 - 18 pounds of turkey.
- Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the
- Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the
- Although Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in
- Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the
United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.
- The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
- The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
- A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.
- The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.
Turkeyhas more protein than chicken or beef. Turkeyswill have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
- Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clucking noise.
- Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly.
Turkeyshave heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.
- A large group of turkeys is called a flock.
Turkeyshave poor night vision.
- It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.
- A 16-week-old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster.