Saturday, October 31, 2009

This Thanksgiving Might be a Turkey

This Thanksgiving season, you may see either a shortage of turkeys in the supermarkets or higher turkey prices, or both. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the number of turkeys raised for 2009 was 249,914,000, an 8.5% drop from last year's amount of 273,088,000. If you look at the above chart, you will see that turkey production hasn't dropped below 250 million since 2005. Would you pass me the turkey futures, please?

Trivia question: How should you refer to a group of turkeys?

Hint: It's not a gaggle, it's not a gobble and it's not a flock.

Answer: A group of turkeys is correctly referred to as a rafter of turkeys.

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