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8 Turkey Tales to Tell Today

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1. Butterball turkeys have been a holiday tradition for the past 50 years. While the name “Butterball” implies that the bird is injected with butter (which it is not), it actually refers to a specific breed of turkey. Butterball turkeys have all-white feathers (birds with colored feathers often have dark spots on their meat, which is not aesthetically pleasing) and have extra-broad breasts. Butterball turkeys are also the best-selling brand in the U.K. at Christmas, since the British obviously don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.

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