August 5, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

turkey facts

3 min read

Americans eat tens of millions of turkeys each year on Thanksgiving.…but what the heck is a turkey really? It’s a heckuva of strange bird, isn’t it? Here in Davis, CA we have a huge population of wild ones too (see pic at right from here in Davis) in addition to the store kind. Here are my top 10 geeky turkey facts. 10. The bird “turkey” actually is named after the country Turkey. Who’d have thunk it? Reportedly, Europeans mistakenly thought the turkeys they saw …Read More