The Turkey Drop is when a freshman college student comes home for Thanksgiving and is unceremoniously dumped by his high school girlfriend or boyfriend. refinery29.com/en-us/turk…
Turkeys can fly up to 60 miles an hour despite their 20 pound heft. They roost high up in the trees at night, but spend most of their time on the ground, causing the misconception that they are incapable of flight at all. grandviewoutdoors.com/tur…
The two oldest cats ever recorded was owned by one guy: Creme Puff (38 years) and Grandpa Rex Allen (34 years). The owner even revealed what he believed to be the key to their longevity, a diet of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream and red wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Today I learned of GΓΆbekli Tepe in Turkey; the world's oldest spiritual site. At over 12,000 years old it is older than both the Pyramids and Stonehenge and is even older than the invention of agriculture or pottery. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The entire EU plus a dozen other countries including the US, Brazil, Turkey, and Kazakhstan are part of a huge treaty requiring countries to pursue child support payments levied in other member countries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
A wild turkey named Turk Diggler likely escaped an agricultural event and has been meandering through neighborhoods for the past year in Calgary, Alberta much to the residents' delight. globalnews.ca/news/530403…
Turkeys will attack or attempt to dominate humans they view as subordinate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Turkey granted women full political rights before many other nations. Founder of Turkey AtatΓΌrk said:"There is no logical explanation for the political disenfranchisement of women. Any hesitation and negative mentality on this subject is nothing more than a fading social phenomenon of the past." irishtimes.com/opinion/at…
Popeye the Sailor became so popular during the Great Depression that consumption of spinach increased by 33%. His popularity also led to American children listing spinach as their third favorite food, after turkey and ice cream. telegraph.co.uk/books/chi…
The Turkish word for a turkey bird means "India," the Hindi word means "Turkey," the Portuguese word means "Peru," Khmer and Scottish Gaelic call it a "French chicken," Malay calls it a "Dutch chicken," and various dialects of Arabic call it a Roman, Greek, or Ethiopian chicken. slate.com/human-interest/…
The last legal heir to the Ottoman Empire- Ertuğrul Osman- died in 2009, 85 years after its destruction. He was known in Turkey as "the last Ottoman Emperor." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ert…
A Greco-Roman temple in Turkey was once considered to be the doorway to Hell time.com/5171047/turkey-g…
Tiger woods is the first golfer who hit a ball from Europe to Asia. He did this on the bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, Turkey which is the bridge that connects asia and europe. youtu.be/FdiSFqnPg44
Today I learned of the Hindu-German Conspiracy, an attempt to organize a revolt in the British Raj during WW1 by Indian nationalists. It received support from Germany, Turkey and the Irish republican movement. A major mutiny was prevented after the US Ghadar Party was infiltrated by British intelligence agents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
Turkey Vultures were (and sometimes still are) used by natural gas companies to pinpoint pipeline leaks. (4th paragraph down) bedfordaudubon.org/2016/0…
Although it is often mentioned that the Cuban Missile Crisis happened without US provocation, one of the main reasons for the same was the deployment of nuclear tipped 'Jupiter' missiles in Turkey by USA. These missiles exposed western USSR, including Moscow & Leningrad, to nuclear risks. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Today I learned of the 1940 Armistice Day Blizzard. Unseasonably warm temperatures of 65Β°F in mid-November were followed by one of the worst blizzards in Midwest history which created drifts more than 20 feet high. The blizzard ultimately killed more than 150 people and allegedly 1.5 million turkeys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
There's a $200 million abandoned village of 732 Disney-like castles in Turkey businessinsider.com/turke…
Turkeys were always presented to presidents to be killed for their Thanksgiving meals. Then in 1989 George HW Bush became the first to pardon a turkey instead. history.com/news/a-brief-…
Although Benjamin Franklin never tried to get the turkey as the national bird, he did think eagles were bad moral creatures and that turkeys were much more respectable. history.com/news/did-benj…
That the word meander comes from the name of a river in Turkey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mea…
They make turkey SPAM. And no, it’s not actually called SPURKEY. spam.com/varieties/spam-o…
AtatΓΌrk, the founder of Turkey, was a critic of the Armenean genocide that Turkey today denies, writing "millions of our Christian subjects who were ruthlessly driven en masse from their homes and massacre". en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Arm…
Turkey vultures use defensive vomit to get rid of any disturbing animal. They can propel their vomit up to 10 feet. naturemappingfoundation.o…
Turkeys were once worshipped like gods by the Mayan people. history.com/.amp/news/tur…
Today I learned of afro turks, people of Zanj (Bantu) descent in Turkey, the current pop is now mixed with the rest of the population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
The ham, salami, and bologna on Subway’s Cold Cut Combo sandwich are all actually made of turkey. subway.com/en-US/MenuNutr…
Benjamin Franklin preferred the turkey as the national bird of the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In Order to Avoid Predators, Turkeys Sleep in Trees at Nigh! in.gov/dnr/kids/5861.htm
In some countries such as Greece, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania and Sicily, nodding your head means "no" or refusal of something, instead of the common meaning of approval. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nod…
Native Americans domesticated turkeys phys.org/news/2010-02-tur…
The U.S. has given nuclear weapons to Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Italy but since all U.S. nukes have special protections, they are not easily armed without first getting authorization codes from the U.S. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Stop signs are used all over the world except in Turkey where they are labeled "Dur" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
The Persian empire was founded by Cyrus the Great. Cyrus first conquered the Median Empire in 550 BC and then went on to conquer the Lydians and the Babylonians. Under later kings, the empire would grow to where it ruled Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, and Turkey. ducksters.com/history/mes…
The Turkish Straits crisis was an opening salvo of the Cold War, as the Soviet Union tried to take over two key channels in order to control Black Sea naval traffic. Stalin threatened to invade Turkey from the Balkans, prompting the Truman Doctrine of capitalist aid that put the country in NATO en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
The word Turquoise actually comes from the French "turquois" meaning "Turkish", as the stones were traditionally imported from Turkey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Paisley is from Kashmir, the iconic red design was brought to Scotland from Turkey in 1758, George Washington owned one of the first modern bandanas, and women entering the workforce in WWII popularized them. heddels.com/2017/05/the-h…
Thanksgiving Day accounts for 18% of annual turkey consumption in the US. time.com/5022315/turkeys-…
The fleshy protuberance on the forehead of turkeys is called a snood. While fighting, commercial turkeys often peck at the snood. This often leads to further injuries and sometimes cannibalism. To prevent this, some farmers cut off the snood, a process known as desnooding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
In Turkey, there is an abandoned housing development with 750 Disney-style mini-castles nytimes.com/2019/03/03/wo…
In Turkey, the retirement age is essentially 45 for men and 41 for women. Turkey abolished its standard retirement age in 1969 marketwatch.com/story/ret…
Turkeys were heralded by the Mayan people as vessels of the gods and were honored as such, so much so that they were domesticated to have roles in religious rites. They were symbols of power and prestige and can be found everywhere in Maya iconography and archaeology. history.com/news/turkey-w…
Today I learned about Tombili. A cat from Turkey that was well known for her friendliness, her unique way of reclining against steps and her chubby figure. When she passed away in 2016. The city of Istanbul honored her with a statue of her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
During WWII, Turkey had agreed to export an extremely large amount of chromite to Nazi Germany (partially contingent on what Germany would ship to them). To stop the shipments, the Allies 'pre-clusively' purchased much of the ore, even when they did not need any more of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
The bird, Turkey (like the country) is Peru (like the country) in the Portuguese language englishforums.com/English…
Adult velociraptors were only the size of a turkey. An adult velociraptor was about 3ft tall, 5-6ft in length, and weighed between 14-33lbs. enchantedlearning.com/sub…
Despite a staunch ban on alcohol, drinking is extremely widespread in Iran, even more than Turkey where alcohol is legal independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Since the 1960s, we have commercially bred Turkeys by having handlers ejaculate a male bird, lift the feathers of a female bird, and inject the tom's sperm into the hen to artificially inseminate them. freakonomics.com/2011/11/…
In WWII, Allies and the Axis pressured Turkey to take sides and join the war. Turkey remained neutral until the final stages of World War II and tried to maintain an equal distance between both the Axis and the Allies until February 1945, when Turkey entered the war on the side of the Allies. wikipedia.org/wiki/Milita…
"mad honey" is cultivated in Turkey - honey made from nectar from rhododendron flowers. Small doses cause hallucinations, large doses bring seizures and death. It is used as medicine by Turkish villagers, who drink it in milk with breakfast and believe it increases sexual potency interestingengineering.co…
About 46 million turkeys are killed each Thanksgiving for Americans latimes.com/opinion/edito…
18 Roman emperors were born in area of present day Republic of Serbia, Balkans - including Constantine I the Great - first Christian emperor of Rome and founder of Constantinople, a present day city of Istanbul, Turkey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
The word "Turk" originally referred to peasants from Anatolia while "Ottoman" referred to the elite class. Educated, urban Turkish speakers referred to themselves as "RΕ«mΔ«" or "Roman". This all ended in 1920-1923 when the new government chose "Turkey" as its sole official name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ott…
Contrary to everything Jurassic park taught me. Velociraptor was about the size of a modern domesticated Turkey, had feathers and would have had trouble taking down a poodle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vel…
Female and male turkeys can be differentiated by their poop. Male poops are J-shaped and female poops are spiral-shaped. pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/Wildl…
Greece and Turkey once swapped for each other's respective Greek Orthodox and Muslim populations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
A Texas plumber's truck traded to a dealership, then auctioned and shipped to Turkey with his business' decals still on it. The truck eventually ended up in Syria, where it was outfitted with an anti-aircraft gun and used in the country’s civil war. pri.org/stories/2015-12-1…
English is not the only language that has an incorrect geographic name for Turkeys (the North American bird). French, Russian, Turkish, and others say that the bird is Indian. The Greek word says that the bird is French. The Portuguese word might be the most accurate, calling it Peru. slate.com/human-interest/…
The Romans had a sacrificial "door to the underworld" in modern day Turkey where animals would appear to mystically drop dead. The eunuch priests that brought them there were left unscathed because they stood above the lethal cloud of carbon dioxide gas. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Today I learned of "Nuclear sharing", a NATO policy which involves housing nuclear weapons in member countries without nukes of their own and provides for the armed forces of those countries to be involved in delivering nuclear weapons in the event of their use. There are 50 live Nuclear weapons in Turkey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
In 1969, Qaddafi and his officers waited until King Idris was out of Libya, being treated for a leg ailment at a Turkish spa, and then toppled his government in a bloodless coup. The monarchy was abolished, and Idris traveled from Turkey to Greece before finding asylum in Egypt history.com/this-day-in-h…
Turkey sustained 200 Military Deaths during World War Two. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Literature from other languages makes up just two or three per cent of English publishers’ output. In France, 27% of books published are in translation, Spain it’s 28%, Turkey 40%, and Slovenia is 70% bbc.com/culture/story/201…
North American turkeys were sort of named after the country of the same name. Europeans referred to the Guinea Fowl as "turkeys" due to their origin in Turkish regions. When European settlers arrived in North America, they called the new bird a "turkey" as well, due to the resemblance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
The WKRP in Cincinnati episode "Turkeys Away" was based on an actual radio station promotion in which live turkeys were thrown out of the back of a moving truck with similar results. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Turkey's civil code is based on the Swiss civil code. The Swiss civil code was used as a model and came into force, without any major alterations, in Turkey in 1926. swissinfo.ch/eng/1926-to-…
In 1963, a man tore down a wall in his house and noticed an enormous and complex tunnel system behind it. He had rediscovered the ancient underground city Derinkuyu in Turkey. sometimes-interesting.com…
Turkey consumes the most tea per capita, and by nearly 50% of the number 2 spot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
WKRP's famous Turkeys Away episode was based on a true story from a Texas radio station, where the general manager was fired for pulling a similar stunt. youtu.be/6MqjtrwD96Y
A toll free 'turkey talk line' exists which provides turkey related advice during November and December wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter…
Some turkeys can spontaneously impregnate themselves through a process called Parthenogenesis. thepoultrysite.com/articl…
:"no body, no murder" rule have arisen from the "Campden Wonder" case occurred in the 1660s A local man vanished and after an investigation, three individuals were hanged for his murder. Two years later, the supposed victim appeared, telling a story of having been abducted and enslaved in Turkey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
In KuşkΓΆy, village in northern Turkey, people developed whistling language, which allows them to communicate without speaking newyorker.com/tech/annals…
The name of bird Turkey got its name from Turkey Merchants of the Ottoman Empire that import them into Europe. wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey…
Contrary to popular belief, turkey does not contain an extraordinary amount of tryptophan. In fact, ounce per ounce, turkey only contains about two-thirds the amount of tryptophan that pumpkin seeds do. myfooddata.com/articles/h…
β€œquitting cold turkey” comes from the similarity between an addict in the throes of withdrawal and a turkey’s carcass - clammy, pale, and covered in goosebumps mentalfloss.com/article/1…
In Phrygia (modern Turkey), there was a legendary prophesy about a unique knot which could only be loosened by the man who would rule all of Asia. It was called the "Gordian" knot because it was preserved in Gordium. Alexander the Great cut the knot with his sword. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Turkeys were once worshipped like gods by the Maya, an ancient Mesoamerican civilization, in 300 B.C. history.com/news/turkey-w…
Rob Fulop created the Atari 2600 version of Missile Command. It sold 2M copies. Atari rewarded the milestone by giving Fulop a gift certificate for a free turkey. Soon after this happened, Fulop left Atari and co-founded the video game company Imagic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ata…
Turkey Vultures have been & sometimes are still used to detect natural gas leaks from pipelines; the odor that gas companies add to gas (so we can detect it since it's odorless) is the same as rotting flesh, which leads the vultures to congregate in the sky in the area of the leak. loe.org/shows/segments.ht…
Today I learned of Nezihe Muhiddin, the feminist scholar who founded the first Women's Political Party in pre-Republic Turkey (June 1923). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nez…
There is a Floating island in BingΓΆl/Turkey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
30 yeas ago today (May 20, 89) a Soviet pilot baked a cake with sleeping pills and fed it to his squadron. While they were asleep he cut the alarm, wrestled with the guard on duty, took control of a Mig-29 and flew it to Turkey. He died in a Soviet Yak52 near Seattle during test flight in 2001 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Ancient Mayans believed turkeys were gifted with exceptional powers history.com/news/turkey-w…
Velociraptors had feathers and were only around 20 inches tall - roughly the size of a turkey but with a longer body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vel…
Istanbul Sapphire is the 4th tallest skyscraper in Istanbul and Turkey. There are special floors with private gardens between every 3 floors, and every 9 floors are separated from each other by a communal living area or mechanical floors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ist…
Turkeypox exists, but it only affects turkeys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
French horticulturist Francis Meilland developed The Peace Rose between 1935-1939. He sent cuttings to friends in Italy, Turkey, Germany, and The U.S to protect it. It is said that it was sent to the US on last plane available before the German invasion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
Turkey is building a new canal named Kanal Δ°stanbul, planned to finish in 2023, which will connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. Kanal Δ°stanbul would bisect the current European side of Istanbul and thus form an island between the continents of Asia and Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
In Turkey the possession of a one-dollar bill can lead to a prosecution and sentence for terror. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The first known juvenile to be sentenced to death and executed in the territory of today's United States was guilty of bestiality; Thomas Granger of the Plymouth Colony was hanged for sodomizing "a mare, a cow, two goats, divers sheepe, two calves, and a turkey." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
There is an underground facility in Turkey that was originally built in 700BC that can house up to 20,000 People and Livestock en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der…
Even though Turkey and Iran have always had peaceful relations, a 2015 study found 64% of Turkish citizens hold a negative view of Iran, with only 14% holding a positive view. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira…
A tiger is heavily favored in a fight with a lion and a tiger once killed a lion with a single paw swipe at a zoo in Turkey smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned of the UNESCO recognized World Heritage archaeological site GΓΆbekli Tepe which is located in Turkey. Some of the structures and stone carvings there date back to 10,000 BCE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GΓΆb…
Rather then acknowledging their role in the Armenian Genocide, Turkey built the Igdir Genocide Memorial in 1999 to commemorate the "massacres" which Armenians carried out against the Turks betweeen 1915-1920. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%C…
The British game show The Chase has inspired regional versions in Australia, China, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Israel, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
TV dinners have Thanksgiving to thank. In 1953, a Swanson worker misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving by 26 TONS! Somebody then came up with a plan: Why not slice the meat and repackage with some trimmings on the side? Thus, the first TV dinner was born! cnn.com/2016/11/21/health…
After the Atari port of Missile Command sold over 2 million copies, they gave the developer a free turkey, which prompted him to leave the company en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ata…

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