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Review – Take Flight, Menier Chocolate Factory

Sunday 5 August 2007

The main topic of conversation during the interval was, “Can a turkey fly?”

Even the combined wisdom of the West End Whingers, would-be whinger Mark and special guest drinker/blogger City Slicker couldn’t produce an authoritative answer on the spot.

The truth – according to the Internet at any rate – is more equivocal than one might think:

Wild turkeys can fly, apparently, but not very far: just up into the nearest tree.

However, farm turkeys generally can not fly at all because they have been bred to develop a large and meaty breast which makes them front-heavy and hence even less aerodynamic than their cousins (plus they are probably kept in tiny cages). Read the rest of this entry »