Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fact of the Day: Faux Turkey

The English word for Turkey actually comes from the bird known as the Guinea Fowl. The bird was known as a turkey as it was imported in the country of Turkey. The name was then given accidentally to the birds that are native to North America. 

13 comments:

  1. I knew the first part but not the remainder. I continue to learn, hope I can retain it :)

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  2. hmmm... food for thought <---- see what I did there?

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  3. Unfortunate accident for the turkey

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  4. My grandmother used to raise guinea hens. The laid tiny little eggs and were a weird little bird but I liked them.

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  5. My mother in law had a few guineas and they were so tiny.

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  6. That is the reason why the country and the animal have the same name? I always wondered about this. Kisses:)

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  7. Didn't know this. Thanks for increasing my knowlfe of tomorrow's victim. Happy Thanksgiving.

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