but not as we know it.
The shut down will save the city council £200,000 a year in subsidies and staffing costs.
fbb's mini Advent Calendar: December 16th
The modern domesticated turkey is descended from one of six subspecies of the wild turkey, meleagris gallopavo gallopavo, found in the area bounded by the present Mexican states of Jalisco, Guerrero, and Veracruz. There the ancient tribes domesticated this subspecies; they used its meat and eggs as major sources of protein and employed its feathers extensively for decorative purposes. The Aztecs associated the turkey with their trickster god Tezcatlipoca, perhaps because of its rather ludicrous "gobble".
Domestic turkeys were taken from Mexico to Europe by the Spanish, where they were confused with guinea fowl that had been also been imported from Eastern Europe but via Turkey, hence the British name of the bird. To add to the confusion, the French call the turkey "dinde", i.e. d'Inde, "from India".
The 16th-century English navigator William Strickland is generally credited with introducing the turkey into England. His family coat of arms, showing the bird as the family crest, is among the earliest known pictures of a turkey. It was in more recent times that the turkey was exported back to America and became the traditional (yet modern) fare of Thanksgiving.
Talking of birds, the Israelite tribes, as they journeyed from Egypt to the Promised Land, were miraculously kept alive ...