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  1. #1
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Turkey Trivia

    Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.

    http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp

    Michael

    --
    "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    ~ Carson Kressley

    Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  2. #2
    Pete C. Guest

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    Michael \"Dog3\" wrote:
    >
    > Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    > only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.
    >
    > http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp
    >
    > Michael


    12 here :/

  3. #3
    whatzittooya Guest

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    "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 2...
    > Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    > only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.
    >
    > http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > --
    > "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    > ~ Carson Kressley
    >
    > Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com


    "Can Wild Turkeys Fly"

    Reminds me of the episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" when they dropped live
    turkeys from the helicopter as a PR stunt..

    Les Nessman: "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying
    something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it
    says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R...
    P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they
    are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this?
    Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went
    through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are
    hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg
    tragedy has there been anything like this!"

    "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!" -- Arthur Carlson,
    WKRP in Cincinnati



  4. #4
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    Pete C. wrote:
    > Michael \"Dog3\" wrote:
    >> Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    >> only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.
    >>
    >> http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp
    >>
    >> Michael

    >
    > 12 here :/


    13!

    -Tracy

  5. #5
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    whatzittooya wrote:
    > "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 2...
    >> Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    >> only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.
    >>
    >> http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp
    >>
    >> Michael
    >>
    >> --
    >> "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    >> ~ Carson Kressley
    >>
    >> Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

    >
    > "Can Wild Turkeys Fly"



    Yes. They can fly short distances. Once in a while walking in the woods
    behind our house my dog scares up a turkey. On two separate occasions
    within a month of each other I almost hit a flying turkey with vehicles
    I was driving. In both cases they took off from beside the road and flew
    across, almost hitting the windshield.

    >
    > Reminds me of the episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" when they dropped live
    > turkeys from the helicopter as a PR stunt..
    >
    > Les Nessman: "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying
    > something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it
    > says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R...
    > P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they
    > are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this?
    > Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went
    > through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are
    > hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg
    > tragedy has there been anything like this!"
    >
    > "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!" -- Arthur Carlson,
    > WKRP in Cincinnati


    That was one of the show's better episodes.



  6. #6
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 17:09:47 -0500, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!" -- Arthur Carlson,
    >> WKRP in Cincinnati

    >
    >That was one of the show's better episodes.


    That was the best moment on TV...followed by Suzanne Pleshette rolling
    over and saying......"Oh Bob....go back to sleep! It was just a
    dream.


  7. #7
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

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    On Nov 20, 3:45*pm, Tracy <karac...@bc.edu> wrote:
    > Pete C. wrote:
    > > Michael \"Dog3\" wrote:
    > >> Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    > >> only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.

    >
    > >>http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp

    >
    > >> Michael

    >
    > > 12 here :/

    >
    > 13!
    >
    > -Tracy


    ========================================
    I got 14, but then we raise a lot of turkeys around here. Most of
    them voted for Coleman ;-)
    Lynn in Fargo
    (but I can see Minnesota from my windows!)


  8. #8
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    On Nov 20, 4:09*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > whatzittooya wrote:
    > > "Michael "Dog3"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected] 62...
    > >> Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    > >> only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.

    >
    > >>http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp

    >
    > >> Michael

    >
    > >> --
    > >> "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    > >> ~ Carson Kressley

    >
    > >> Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

    >
    > > "Can Wild Turkeys Fly"

    >
    > Yes. They can fly short distances. Once in a while walking in the woods
    > behind our house my dog scares up a turkey. On two separate occasions
    > within a month of each other I almost hit a flying turkey with vehicles
    > I was driving. In both cases they took off from beside the road and flew
    > across, almost hitting the windshield.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Reminds me of the episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" when they dropped live
    > > turkeys from the helicopter as a PR stunt..

    >
    > > Les Nessman: "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying
    > > something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner andit
    > > says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R....
    > > P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet whatthey
    > > are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this?
    > > Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went
    > > through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are
    > > hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg
    > > tragedy has there been anything like this!"

    >
    > > "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!" -- Arthur Carlson,
    > > WKRP in Cincinnati

    >
    > That was one of the show's better episodes.


    =======================================
    Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly
    Lynn in Fargo

  9. #9
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    Lynn wrote on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:23:54 -0800 (PST):

    >>
    > >> "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!" --
    > >> Arthur Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati

    >>
    >> That was one of the show's better episodes.


    >Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    >their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly.


    My impression, as a sometime hunter, is that wild turkeys don't fly all
    that well. They remind me of the Scottish game bird the capercailzie
    that often gets away because of the noise and fuss it makes as it takes
    to the air. It's edible I'm told! Actually a more commonly eaten
    Scottish game bird, the grouse, also escapes for the same reason in that
    it waits until you almost step on it before it takes off vertically.
    Those who know have a noisy dog and I've seen advertosements in the Oban
    Times for "good noisy collies" for sale.


    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  10. #10
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    >
    >
    > Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    > their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly
    > Lynn in Fargo


    They may be able to take off almost vertically and to fly fast, but only
    for a short distance.

  11. #11
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia


    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    > > their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly
    > > Lynn in Fargo

    >
    > They may be able to take off almost vertically and to fly fast, but only
    > for a short distance.


    They don't take off vertically, or anything close to it. Turkeys require
    a running start and they know it. They won't come down from their roosts
    in trees if the snow is tood deep for that running start.

  12. #12
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    In article <49261773$0$2791$[email protected] com>,
    "Pete C." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Dave Smith wrote:
    > >
    > > Lynn from Fargo wrote:
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    > > > their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly
    > > > Lynn in Fargo

    > >
    > > They may be able to take off almost vertically and to fly fast, but only
    > > for a short distance.

    >
    > They don't take off vertically, or anything close to it. Turkeys require
    > a running start and they know it. They won't come down from their roosts
    > in trees if the snow is tood deep for that running start.


    We have swans near us. They are wonderful swimmers and flyers, but they
    can't even take off from land. They require a long stretch of water.
    It is quite a production. They smack the water with their large feet to
    get speed and altitude:

    http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_...an_(bird).html

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  13. #13
    itsjoannotjoann Guest

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    On Nov 20, 3:08*pm, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    > Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    > only got 11 of the 20 questions correct. *
    >
    > http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp
    >
    >

    14/20

  14. #14
    Dave Bell Guest

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    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    > only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.


    11 for me, too.

    Can anyone clarify this:

    # Which U.S. president specified that Thanksgiving would fall on the
    last Thursday of November? (Lincoln)

    # Which president attempted to move the Thanksgiving holiday to the
    fourth Thursday in November to create a longer Christmas shopping
    season? (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

    As far as I can tell, it's officially the fourth Thursday.
    This year, it makes no difference, of course, but which is it?
    "Fourth", or "Last"? Or "Last, unless that's the 30th"?

    Dave

  15. #15
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    Pete C. wrote:

    >
    > Michael \"Dog3\" wrote:
    >>
    >> Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey...
    >> Sadly I only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.
    >>
    >> http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp
    >>
    >> Michael

    >
    > 12 here :/


    12 here, too. Israel? WTF?

    --
    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org
    Blinky: http://blinkynet.net

  16. #16
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]> ,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > Bored? Go over here and test your knowledge about the turkey... Sadly I
    > only got 11 of the 20 questions correct.
    >
    > http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/trivia.asp
    >
    > Michael


    I scored the same!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -- Dalai Lama

  17. #17
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    Pete C. wrote:

    >>> Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    >>> their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly
    >>> Lynn in Fargo

    >> They may be able to take off almost vertically and to fly fast, but only
    >> for a short distance.

    >
    > They don't take off vertically, or anything close to it. Turkeys require
    > a running start and they know it. They won't come down from their roosts
    > in trees if the snow is tood deep for that running start.


    No, they do not need a running start. I have seen wild turkeys fly. We
    have lots of turkeys around here and while walking my dogs they have
    spooked turkeys and they took off in a near vertical. One of the turkeys
    I almost hit with a work vehicle was at the shoulder of the road and
    suddenly took off at about a 60 degree angle and would have been hit by
    the windshield of the van had I not swerved to avoid him. The other one
    I almost hit was in a rise beside the road and he simply jumped and took
    off straight across in front of me at windshield height and I had to hit
    the brakes hard. Of all the turkeys I have seen taking off, not one of
    them did a running start.

  18. #18
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia

    On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 19:39:51 -0500, Dave Smith wrote:

    > Pete C. wrote:
    >
    >>>> Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    >>>> their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly
    >>>> Lynn in Fargo
    >>> They may be able to take off almost vertically and to fly fast, but only
    >>> for a short distance.

    >>
    >> They don't take off vertically, or anything close to it. Turkeys require
    >> a running start and they know it. They won't come down from their roosts
    >> in trees if the snow is tood deep for that running start.

    >
    > No, they do not need a running start. I have seen wild turkeys fly. We
    > have lots of turkeys around here and while walking my dogs they have
    > spooked turkeys and they took off in a near vertical. One of the turkeys
    > I almost hit with a work vehicle was at the shoulder of the road and
    > suddenly took off at about a 60 degree angle and would have been hit by
    > the windshield of the van had I not swerved to avoid him. The other one
    > I almost hit was in a rise beside the road and he simply jumped and took
    > off straight across in front of me at windshield height and I had to hit
    > the brakes hard. Of all the turkeys I have seen taking off, not one of
    > them did a running start.


    those turkeys have been training.

    your pal,
    blake

  19. #19
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia


    Dave Smith wrote:

    > Pete C. wrote:
    >
    > >>> Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    > >>> their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly
    > >>> Lynn in Fargo
    > >> They may be able to take off almost vertically and to fly fast, but

    only
    > >> for a short distance.

    > >
    > > They don't take off vertically, or anything close to it. Turkeys require
    > > a running start and they know it. They won't come down from their roosts
    > > in trees if the snow is tood deep for that running start.

    >
    > No, they do not need a running start. I have seen wild turkeys fly. We
    > have lots of turkeys around here and while walking my dogs they have
    > spooked turkeys and they took off in a near vertical. One of the turkeys
    > I almost hit with a work vehicle was at the shoulder of the road and
    > suddenly took off at about a 60 degree angle and would have been hit by
    > the windshield of the van had I not swerved to avoid him. The other one
    > I almost hit was in a rise beside the road and he simply jumped and took
    > off straight across in front of me at windshield height and I had to hit
    > the brakes hard. Of all the turkeys I have seen taking off, not one of
    > them did a running start.



    We always hear about vehicle accidents involving deer, I wonder how many
    involve turkeys? Oneof those hitting yer windshield could do considerable
    damage I'd think...


    --
    Best
    Greg



  20. #20
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Turkey Trivia


    blake murphy wrote:

    > On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 19:39:51 -0500, Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > > Pete C. wrote:
    > >
    > >>>> Wild turkeys fly fast and well. Farmed turkeys cannot fly because
    > >>>> their breasts are too big, That's also why I can't fly
    > >>>> Lynn in Fargo
    > >>> They may be able to take off almost vertically and to fly fast, but

    only
    > >>> for a short distance.
    > >>
    > >> They don't take off vertically, or anything close to it. Turkeys

    require
    > >> a running start and they know it. They won't come down from their

    roosts
    > >> in trees if the snow is tood deep for that running start.

    > >
    > > No, they do not need a running start. I have seen wild turkeys fly. We
    > > have lots of turkeys around here and while walking my dogs they have
    > > spooked turkeys and they took off in a near vertical. One of the turkeys
    > > I almost hit with a work vehicle was at the shoulder of the road and
    > > suddenly took off at about a 60 degree angle and would have been hit by
    > > the windshield of the van had I not swerved to avoid him. The other one
    > > I almost hit was in a rise beside the road and he simply jumped and took
    > > off straight across in front of me at windshield height and I had to hit
    > > the brakes hard. Of all the turkeys I have seen taking off, not one of
    > > them did a running start.

    >
    > those turkeys have been training.



    They are trained by the Mexican Air Force, blake...


    --
    Best
    Greg



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