Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- Turkey - Michigan turkey producers raise approximately 4.6 million Tom turkeys annually, accounting for 95% of what’s produced in Michigan. 16 producers, operate 43 farms, with an economic impact around $90 million.
- Compared to all Americans, Michiganians are more likely to die from heart disease, diabetes, or homicide and less likely to die from cancer, cerebrovascular diseases, a motor-vehicle accident, HIV, or suicide.
- Thomas Edison, who grew up in Port Huron, Michigan invented the incandescent light bulb in 1879.
- Michigan's Lower Peninsula is 277 miles long from north to south and 195 miles from east to west.