1. Turkey was eaten by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans in what is traditionally called “The First Thanksgiving,” which took place in 1621.
2. It is estimated that about one-third of the annual consumption of turkey in the U.S. takes place in the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
3. About 675 million pounds of turkey are eaten at Thanksgiving each year.
4. A male turkey is called a tom, and a female turkey is called a hen.