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Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House

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Gerald Ford

Ford never pardoned any turkeys, but he did pardon his predecessor—Richard Nixon. This photograph seems to show President Ford looking hungrily at the turkey in 1975.

Turkey fact: The flap of skin over a turkey's beak is called a snood. Snoods on domestic turkeys remain red, but the snoods of wild turkeys change color from red to blue depending on the bird's mood.

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