When Thanksgiving is near, turkey is on everyone’s mind. That gobble, gobble, gobble becomes the mantra for adults and kids alike. But did you know turkeys are good for something else: Turkey bowling!
What is Turkey Bowling?
Turkey bowling is a “sport” that mimics the real game of bowling, but with frozen turkeys replacing the bowling ball, and liter soft drink or water bottles replacing the pins. Wikipedia’s article, “Turkey Bowling” gives us their version of how this whole turkey bowling started. They explain, “The original variant involves turkey bowling in an aisle of a grocery store. A Derrick Johnson claims to have invented turkey bowling in 1988 when he worked as a grocery clerk at a Newport Beach Lucky’s branch, while observing a manager slide a frozen turkey across the floor and accidentally topple a soda bottle.”
Apparently turkey bowling is popular in the minor hockey leagues in the U.S. and Canada. Here are a few websites and resources where you can watch those turkey feathers fly!
More Turkey Bowling Wierdness:
Turkey Bowling School Events: Yes, they do it in Schools. The teens at Hollywood Hills (Calif.) High School are not too cool to do it!
Turkey Bowling Pilgrims? According to the Orange Country Register, The St. Michael’s Christian Academy in San Clemente will be matching up the Pilgrims vs the Indians for their 16th annual turkey bowling event this year.
Turkey Bowling in Snuggies? This year, Council Bluggs, Iowa residents can compete in the first “Snuggie Frozen Turkey Bowling” championship. According to Omaha.com’s article, “On the Town: Never bowled a turkey?” by Josefina Loza, the city’s West Broadway 100 Block bars are holding this bizarre charity event, to help the Micah House, a homeless shelter in the area. Each Snuggie-draped bowler, will bowl one frame at each of the seven participating bars. What could be more fun than watching crazy turkey bowlers in Snuggies? I hope they video tape the event!
College Humor: For a video filled with a little collegiate humor regarding turkey bowling, watch this YouTube “College Humor Turkey Bowl.”
Turkeys in Other Sports? Find out how turkeys became limited to bowling by watching the “Failed Turkey Sports” video.
Turkey Bowling Online
If reading or watching a video about it isn’t enough, and sliding a frozen turkey down some grocery aisle is unlikely for you, how about trying it at Leslie’s Turkey Bowling via TBS.com.Just watch the arrow and click the space bar on your keyboard to toss it toward the pins. (Try it here). You’ll need practice, trust me.
But the best online turkey bowling is definitely on Pogo.com. Pogo’s bowling games in general are fun and realistic with bowling alley sounds that make players want a beer! For the holiday season, they switch out the regular bowling pins for turkey in their Pogo Bowl. Just a little twist on the whole turkey bowling idea!
This Thanksgiving, try a little turkey bowling, a little stuffing, a lot of gobble, gobble.