A National Bird from Turkey Doesn't Make You Sleepy and 5 Other Myths About Turkey (Slideshow)

Turkey Doesn't Make You Sleepy and 5 Other Myths About Turkey (Slideshow)

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A National Bird

It was long thought that Benjamin Franklin actually proposed that our national bird should be the wild turkey. But in truth, all he was quoted as saying was that he found the turkey to be a "much more respectable bird" than the bald eagle.