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Turkey Time

Fact 1: Forty-five million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving.

Fact 2: Ninety percent of American homes eat turkey at Thanksgiving.

Fact 3: A fifteen-pound turkey usually has 70-percent white meat and 30-percent dark meat.

Fact 4: Six hundred seventy-five million pounds of turkey are eaten each Thanksgiving.

Question: How much turkey will the average American eat this Thanksgiving? How much white meat? Dark meat?

Concern: Given the large number of turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving Day, what is done with the cummulative pile of 3500 feathers each turkey possesses?

Source: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/turkey/facts.html