Why Did We Name The Turkey A Turkey?

Adam's Fun Facts: Crayola Color Change, Tinder's CEO, Turkey's & More!

5 Facts From Adam

April 27, 2018

Why did Crayola change the color "Flesh" to "Peach"?  What is odd about the CEO of Tinder and Match.com?  Why did we name the turkey, turkey?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts!

1. Americans got the word for turkeys because they wrongly thought they were from Turkey. In the country of Turkey, they call the birds hindis, because they wrongly thought they were from India. They're actually native to the Americas. (Slate

2. The Crayola crayon color "Peach" was called "Flesh" until 1962, when they felt it was racist to consider that the only flesh color. They didn't change the "Indian Red" crayon color to "Chestnut" until 1999. (Wikipedia)

3. The CEO of the company that owns Tinder, Match.com, and OKCupid says he's never been on an online date. (Time

4. Both of the sports teams in Charlotte, North Carolina are owned by former pro athletes. Michael Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets, and a former NFL player named Jerry Richardson owns the Carolina Panthers. (Jstor

5. George Lucas only directed two movies in his career that aren't "Star Wars" films: "THX 1138" and "American Graffiti". (Wikipedia)