4. The "National Turkey Federation" Is Real, and They Say We Ate About 46 Million of 'em Last Thanksgiving
At an average weight of about 16 pounds per uncooked bird, that's about 736,000,000 pounds of one animal consumed in one country in one afternoon. Just for context: At launch, the space Shuttle, twin rocket boosters, and fully-stocked external fuel tank weighs about 4.4 million pounds. America ate 167 fully-fueled space shuttles worth of turkey last turkey day. Think about that.