How many turkeys have you eaten?

I was thinking the other day about how many turkeys I’ve probably eaten in my life and decided to do some calculations. Note that for about 20 years, I ate a turkey sandwich for lunch every day. To be on the conservative side, I calculated it for 6 days a week. I also threw in Christmas and Thanksgiving meals.

Sandwich Assumptions

  • 16 pound turkey
  • 0.25 pounds of turkey per sandwich
  • 6 days a week
  • 52 weeks a year
  • 20 years

Sandwich Calculations

  • 64 sandwiches per turkey
  • 312 sandwiches a year
  • 6240 sandwiches in 20 years
  • 97.5 turkeys of sandwiches

Meal Assumptions

  • 0.33 lbs of turkey per meal at thanksgiving / christmas
  • 2 times a year
  • 30 years

Meal Calculations

  • 48 meals per turkey
  • 60 meals in 30 years
  • 1.24 turkeys due to christmas and thanksgiving

Grand Total: 98.7 turkeys

Wow! Almost 100 turkeys. That’s kind of sad.