Thanksgiving – Trouble for Turkeys
46 million: that’s how many turkeys are eaten every November on Thanksgiving Day – just in the US alone. This is approximately the same as the population of Spain.
The average turkey weights 7.3 kilograms – about as much as a six-month-old baby. No kidding!
According to a study of the University of Oklahoma, an American gains an average of 0.5 kilograms in weight at Thanksgiving. So it comes as no surprise that there are over 24 million Google-searches concerning ‘Thanksgiving weight’ and diets.
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