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Good Question: Reply All- Your most asked turkey day questions.

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and we do so many times sitting around the table with a meal.

At the center of it all a turkey, the symbol of the holiday.

Good Question: Reply All- Your most asked turkey day questions.

Turkey dinners are a staple on Thanksgiving, but it can also be blamed on making us not very productive the rest of the day.

Does turkey really make you sleepy?

Turkey has Tryptophan in it, an amino acid that produces a calming feeling.

Scientists say turkey doesn't have enough to make us sleepy, chicken and cheese have more.

They say you can blame being sleepy on all the fat, calories and carbs you consumed.

Why does the president pardon a turkey every year?

Since 1947 the National Turkey Federation has given the president a turkey.

In 1989 president George H.W. Bush pardoned Tom for the fist time, since then the tradition has continued.

Wednesday President Obama pardoned Apple and Cider two of his presidential turkeys.

And finally how much turkey is consumed on Thanksgiving?

It's the star of the day, a big ole turkey.

91% of people will eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

Each year Americans consume nearly 14 pounds of it.

On Thanksgiving the U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 45 million birds are cooked and eaten for the day.


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