Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Trivia

Three Summy children brave the wind at a New Mexico truck stop (I took this shot on our drive out here a mere 3 days ago. How time flies when you're having fun!)

The mercury has dropped here in Oklahoma. No more flip-flops, we are all appropriately shod.

This morning, we're climbing back in our Kia and heading another 81-ish miles east to the grandparents'. We've had LOTS of fun playing around Oklahoma City with the aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, first-cousins-once-removed, second cousins...

And while we're loading up, you might want to click over to a fun post by the delightful Jennifer Bertman where she interviewed me about my "creative" writing space.

And...to keep the conversation flowing at your Thanksgiving dinner, here's some Thanksgiving trivia. I copied these from a post I did for the Class of 2k8's blog back in the day.

1. What do you call a female turkey?
2. What sound does she make?
3. How fast can a turkey run?
4. Which state produces the most turkeys?
5. How many feathers does a mature turkey have?
6. What drink did the puritans bring with them on the Mayflower?
7. What do you call a baby turkey?
8. Which vegetable did the Pilgrims decide not to eat for Thanksgiving because they thought it was poisonous?
9. Why is difficult to sneak up on a turkey?
10. What do you call a turkey under 16 weeks of age? How about if it's five to seven months old?





Answers:
1. A hen
2. She clucks.
3. 20 mph
4. Minnesota
5. 3,500
6. beer
7. a poult
8. potatoes
9. Turkeys have a wide field of vision (270 degrees) and a great sense of hearing. Not germane to this answer, but interesting nonetheless, turkeys see in color.
10. A fryer, a roaster

Happy Thanksgiving!

9 comments:

David Cranmer said...

A poult. I had no idea.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I never knew...BEER!

Charles Gramlich said...

Knowing all this won't keep me from eating turkey. :)

Teresa said...

More fun!! I loved the quiz. Have fun with the grandparents.

Mac and Cheese said...

Nothing like some trivia to help me feel like I know NOTHING!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving though.

Eileen said...

What? No questions about jammies? Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Gabriele Goldstone said...

No turkey weekend here but we wish you a very happy thanksgiving dinner with the relatives. Drive safe!
Love the quiz.

Jenn Jilks said...

That's a fun post. We've had flying turkeys around, but they cleared out for your US Thanksgiving!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was great! Can't believe it's over already. November went incredibly fast.

Oh, and fun turkey trivia. I actually could have used some of that for a crossword puzzle hubby and I did the other day. One of the answers was "poult", and nobody we asked knew it. Guess I should have been checking blogs on Thanksgiving Day! :-D