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Equiano’s Turkey

November 28, 2013 Yes, according to Mark Forsyth, the Thanksgiving bird is named after a country 4429 miles away. But not the first to be so named. ┬áIn fact, the original turkey was a guinea fowl from Madagascar, brought to … Continue reading

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