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Today's Lunchtime Article: Turkeys
Turkey
In America, the predominant Turkey breed is the American Bronze (aka Broadbreasted White), which was developed in the 1950s for size and weight. 99% of the Turkeys sold are Broadbreasted White. These domesticated birds are so awkward that they can't fly or run: they can't breed by themselves, and have to be artificially inseminated. Without man around to help, there wouldn't be a next generation of them. They are usually brought to market within 3 months of hatching, at an average weight of 27 pounds (12 kg.)

When first hatched, Turkeys are not fed for the first day or so, as they are still digesting yolk that is in their stomachs.
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Did You Know?
Athenaeus was a classical Greek author who lived in Naucratis, Egypt, [1] around 200 AD. [2] Thus, he's also referred to as "Athenaeus of Naucratis."

Though we don't know much about his life, Athenaeus left behind his books. We know at least one book was lost, a history book called "On the Kings of Syria."

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