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The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
November 2017
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November 24

Thanksgiving Day

Let's celebrate Thanksgiving with some fun facts.

- A male turkey is called a tom, a female is a hen, and a youngster is a poult.
- The loose skin below a turkey's chin is called a wattle. The warts on the wattle are called the caruncles.
- Turkey eggs are pale creamy tan with brown speckles.
- Mature turkeys have about 3,500 feathers.
- Only male turkeys gobble (females click).

November 30

The END of hurricane season

This year's Atlantic hurricane season ends November 30! There will be a new list of names for the 2018 season. Is your name listed? lberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William.

"ASTRO" BIRTHDAYS

Carl Sagan
astronomer, November 9, 1934

Alan Shepard, Jr.,
astronaut, November 18, 1923

Eileen Collins
astronaut, November 19, 1956

Anders Celsius
astronomer and inventor, November 27, 1701

QUESTION OF THE DAY

The year 1961 is readable forward, backward, and upside down. What is the next year when this will occur?

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NOVEMBER

November comes from the Latin word novem, nine, because this had been the ninth month of the early Roman calendar.

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