Final Note

Gobble, gobble, gobble — on cue

Kai Ryssdal Nov 22, 2012
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Final Note

Gobble, gobble, gobble — on cue

Kai Ryssdal Nov 22, 2012
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This final note today, which I dunno, this is one of those times where you should listen to the audio by clicking on the Soundcloud player below (or go to this link).

That was in fact turkeys — 300 of ’em. Recorded in 1973.

Seems there’s actual science that shows turkeys can in fact be made to gobble on cue. The guy who did the recording, a reporter for KPFA, a public radio station in Berkeley, Calif., said the trick was to do it without aggravating the birds.

Which apparently… did happen once.

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