Weird Things You Never Knew About Turkeys

Weird Things You Never Knew About Turkeys

Every gobble is unique. In fact, male turkeys each have a unique call and strut to attract females.

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    When he returned to Spain after "discovering" the New Wold, Christopher Columbus brought along wild turkeys. (0:33)

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    "Turkey" is a shortened version of turkey fowl, a name that the birds received because they were raised by Turkish farmers. (1:03)

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    In 1614, English settlers had turkeys imported to Jamestown from England. (1:23)

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