The fourth Thursday of each November is a day when many Americans stop to give thanks for all they have — and to pig out in a big-time feast! The celebration has changed since the first Thanksgiving in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and members of the Wampanoag tribe shared a harvest meal together. In fact, the Thanksgiving was not even an official holiday until 1863. But did you know that some of those changes are the result of scientific advancements? Over the years, scientists have found ways to grow more white turkey meet, increase the wild turkey population, and more.
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