25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

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25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

25. There are three towns in the U.S. named Turkey.

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Three towns have been named after the holiday's starring player — Turkey, Texas, Turkey Creek, La. and Turkey, N.C. — each with less than 500 residents. Legend has it that the pheasant's name came from the wayward traveler Christopher Columbus, who thought he was in India when he arrived in "The New World" and, hence, dubbed the pheasant a "tuka," an Indian term for peacock. The name stuck.

Sources: TIME, Huffington Post, MSN

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