Does this happen in your house on Thanksgiving?
You have a big meal. You eat turkey. You fight over who gets to break the wishbone.
How do you play the wishbone game?
Two of you make a wish. You each grab an end of the wishbone and pull. After it snaps, the one holding the bigger piece has their wish come true.
The wishbone game started thousands of years ago in ancient Rome. The Romans believed that chickens were lucky. They saved the bone between the neck and the breast of the chicken. They dried out the bone and then touched it and made wishes. There weren't enough wishbones to go around, so they had tug-of-war contests to see who would get good luck.
The wishbone game made its way from Italy to Europe. The Pilgrims brought it to North America where there were lots more turkeys than chickens. People began using turkey wishbones for luck, and it is still like that today.
Have you heard the expression "to get a lucky break"?
It may have come from the wishbone game!