Thanksgiving Facts with Jack: Could turkeys run the Feaster Five?

November 22, 2016
Jack O'Donohue
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Think you know all about Turkey Day? Jack has some news for you.

First, there was seafood.

There’s no way to know for sure, but early American History experts think that the pilgrims and Native American’s probably didn’t eat turkey at the first Thanksgiving.

This is New England! They ate seafood!

As far as historians can tell, they probably ate lobster. Oh and also EEL! How’s that for a Thanksgiving side dish?

Nowadays, Andover likes to run.

If you’re not from the Andover/North Andover area, you might not know about the Feaster Five race.

But you should.

It has more than 10,000 participants! That makes it one of the largest races in Massachusetts and one of the largest Thanksgiving day races in New England.

Turkeys do too.

Turkeys don’t fly much, so they have to depend on their legs to get around. They can run up to 20 mph!

For comparison:

People usually walk at 3 mph and jog at around 8 mph. Usain Bolt, the fastest person in the world, set a record at 28 mph.

No word yet on how fast the Feaster Five racers run. Maybe they should let turkeys run the race!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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