Turkey Facts for Thanksgiving Day

first_img By Gary Truitt – Nov 21, 2012 SHARE SHARE Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 1:23 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/21/2012Next articleA Day to Give Thanks Gary Truitt Have a great Thanksgiving day from Hoosier Ag Today! Turkey Facts for Thanksgiving Daycenter_img Facebook Twitter If during your family gathering the table conversation lags or perhaps turns to the topic of Obamacare, here are a few turkey facts you can use to liven up or re-direct the conversation.Ben Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, proposed the turkey as the official United States bird.In 2007, the average American ate 17.75 pounds of turkey.The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds which is about the size of a large dog, but much better tasting.A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.The male turkey is called a tom. The female turkey is called a hen.The turkey was domesticated in Mexico and brought to Europe in the 16th century.Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 miles-per-hour and run 20 miles-per-hour.Turkeys’ heads change colors when they become excited, sort of like professional sports figures.Most of the turkeys raised for commercial production are White Hollands.It takes 75 to 80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.A domesticated male turkey can reach a weight of 30 pounds within 18 weeks after hatching.Forty-five million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving. Twenty-two million turkeys are eaten each Christmas. Nineteen million turkeys are eaten each Easter.Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise.Turkeys have heart attacks.  When the United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.The most popular ways to serve leftover turkey are as a sandwich, stew, chili, or soup. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Turkey Facts for Thanksgiving Daylast_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shows Atlanta Some “Good Lovin’” On Valentine’s Day [Photos/Full Audio]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Thursday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kicked off their four-night February run with a performance at Atlanta, GA’s The Tabernacle.To start the Valentine’s Day festivities, the fan-favorite Grateful Dead tribute act eased into an extended take on “The Music Never Stopped” before eventually redirecting into a holiday-appropriate “Good Lovin’” featuring a full-band “Candyman” tease. Making good on the teased forecast, the band moved into “Candyman” proper from there. After a brief pause, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead gave “St. Stephen” the nod, working through close to 20 minutes of improv before segueing into The Band‘s “Ophelia”. “Must Have Been The Roses” closed out the first set with yet another nod to the love in the air on Valentine’s Day.Following a nearly 30-minute setbreak, the band returned to open set two with “Ruben & Cherise” before flowing seamlessly into “Throwing Stones”, which featured a “Chest Fever” tease from Marco Benevnto on the keys. “Scarlett Begonias” was up next, featuring Tom Hamilton toying with notes of the “Throwing Stones” that came before it. Rather than moving directly into the customary “Fire on the Mountain”, the band took a detour through “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” (complete with a jam on Johnny Rivers‘ “Memphis, Tennessee”) before landing in “Fire” to complete a unique take on the classic pairing. Benevento shined in the set’s final two songs, taking impressive solos in “Fire on the Mountain” and the set-closing “Greatest Story Ever Told” that followed. Finally, the band returned for a sing-along “Bertha” encore to send the Atlanta crowd home dancing.Below, you can check out a full photo gallery from the performance courtesy of photographer Christian Stewart. You can also stream a full audio recording of the show courtesy of Dillon Fries:Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – 2/14/19 – Full Audio[via JamBuzz]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will continue their February run tonight, Friday, February 15th, with their first of two performances at St. Louis, MO’s The Pageant. For a full list of JRAD’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 2/14/19Set One (8:30PM – 9:50PM)The Music Never StoppedJam ->Good Lovin’ @CandymanSt Stephen >OpheliaMust Have Been The RosesSet Two (10:18PM – 11:58PM)Ruben & Cherise ->Throwing Stones #Scarlet Begonias $ ->Going Down The Road Feeling Bad % ->Fire On The Mountain ^Greatest Story Ever Told ^E: [email protected] – With a Candyman Tease (Band)# – With Chest Fever Tease (MB)$ – With a Throwing Stones Tease (TH)% – With a “Memphis, Tennessee” (Johnny Rivers) Jam^ – With a Marco Solo (in both songs)View SetlistJoe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 2/14/19 | Photos: Christian Stewartlast_img read more

Dornsife releases results of experimental online poll

first_imgThe results of the experimental online Dornsife political poll were released Thursday, detailing Californians’ opinions on issues such as gasoline prices.The poll queried respondents’ opinion on Republican nominees, budget deficit concerns and California ballot initiatives.The poll is an experiment based on the success of the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll and was designed to provide more detailed feedback than a phone survey.Though the poll found that 63 percent of respondents disagree with the way President Barack Obama handled increased gas prices, follow-up questioning revealed that only 13 percent blame him for causing the increase, as opposed to 21 percent blaming problems in the Middle East and 38 percent blaming oil companies.Forty-seven percent of respondents said they favored Obama’s handling of the economy, while only 40 percent of respondents favored Obama’s immigration policies. In addition, the survey found that only 36 percent of respondents agreed with Obama’s handling of the budget deficit.Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and director of the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, said that the online poll was a success.“There’s no question that the future of public opinion research will be conducted over the Internet, and we’re looking forward to learning more about how these technologies can provide an even more in-depth and timely assessment of what Californians think about the issues that matter to them,” Schnur said.Polling was conducted March 19 to 21. A total of 1,874 registered California voters were interviewed. The experiment’s goal was to determine the advantages and practicality of conducting political polls online.Schnur said the results of the online survey can add depth to the extensive body of already collected data by the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.“This important experiment in conducting public opinion polling online will help us provide even more information about California voters and the future of the state,” Schnur said. “We are excited to partner on this opportunity to explore how polling can more closely capture voter sentiment, and we fully expect that people will be watching us closely to learn from our experiences.”last_img read more