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You hear it every year:

“Turkey makes me sleepy because I’m a wittle baby.”

You’re probably so sick of hearing that, and not just because you invited a giant talking baby to your Thanksgiving again, but also because it’s not necessarily true.

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Wired has taken umbrage with the idea that the tryptophan-heavy turkey is what causes the Thanksgiving tiredness. In fact, as they point out in this bite-sized video, it’s the whole meal that makes you tired.

From soup to nuts, or whatever Thanksgiving metaphor that works better for this article, the whole meal delivers a hardy mixture of tryptophan and carbs. Ugh, not them again. Basically you get tired because all the food you eat contains these chemicals and all the carbs in potatoes and stuffing you cram down your gullet on Turkey Day force your body to slow down and digest.

Check it out the video and be the smartest person at the table.

nyc restaurant old homestead offers 50,000 dollar dinner for thanksgiving
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How much would you pay to argue with your family? $5? $50? $500?

How about $50,000?

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That’s what New York City restaurant Old Homestead is hoping for with their $50,000 Thanksgiving Day meal. This year’s feast, which suffered a $5,000 price increase from last year — inflation, I’m sure — offers “more opulence and decadence than the lobby in Trump Tower,” according to Gothamist. Not even Robin Leach has caviar dreams as rich as this menu.

Gothamist runs down the menu:

A "20-lb roasted free-range, organically raised $85/lb turkeys, seasoned with a proprietary exotic spice mix of spices imported from the Middle East, basted with imported $17/oz extra-virgin olive oil from Italy."

"A rich stuffing - the operative word is rich because it consists of $465/lb imported Japanese prized Wagyu beef, $54/lb foie gras, and $46/loaf sourdough bread imported from the U.K."

"Whipped sweet potatoes topped with $1,600/oz caviar from Caspian Sea."

"Green beans not exactly like the ones the first Pilgrims and Native Americans shared - these are prepared with chunks of imported $90/lb ham from pigs fed a special root diet."

"Homemade pumpkin ice cream with $4,200/bottle rum-infused eggnog sauce.”

Look, a $4,200 bottle of eggnog sauce sounds good until you consider Stovetop Stuffing, a stuffing so good that children all over the neighborhood devise elaborate schemes to get two Stovetop Stuffing dinners. Yeah, Stovetop's pretty good.

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You’re not just getting some special greens filled with pig chunks, though. You also get tickets to a Giants game, a night at the Waldorf (room service and breakfast in bed included), limousine travel, a Fifth Avenue shopping spree, and, as Gothamist puts it, “You'll also be able to punch a carriage horse in the face take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park (which is practically the same thing).”

So, if you’ve got the money, why not consider blowing it on something totally frivolous like this meal. Your fellow Americans will thank you for it.

Thanksgiving News of The Day: Twitter Has All The "Clapbacks" You'll Need For Turkey Dinner
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It's Thanksgiving again, and you know what that means!

Turkey, dressing, football and being hassled by all of the extended family you see once a year.

But Twitter has got your back. If Aunt Shirley starts talking mess, just choose from these sick burns below that users have crowdsourced with #ThanksgivingClapback.

Let Nicki Minaj show you the way...

In her new series "Thanksgiving Special," Hannah Rothstein imagines what turkey dinner might look like through the eyes of some famous artists. She's also selling limited edition prints of the photos, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local food bank.

Basically yes kids, play with your food. Because art.

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It's almost Thanksgiving, bruh. And you know what that means...

Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce—and lighting up a joint with your weird cousin you only see once a year so you can avoid the rest of the family.

The folks over at Cut Video have got you covered with enough weed recipes to make any Thanksgiving a VERY chill event.

These recipes will make your Thanksgiving meal taste just like grandma's, if your grandma just happens to smoke a lot of ganja.

Happy Danksgiving!

Social Media Frenzy of The Day: Patti LaBelle's Pies Sell Out in Record Numbers From Walmart
Via: Yahoo
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"You'll turn into Patti LaBelle after eating this."

That's a promise YouTuber James Wright "Chanel" made in a musical review of the singer's new sweet potato pie. And the people listened.

Walmart's across the country are running out of the tasty pies.

From Yahoo:

Walmart representative John Forrest Ales confirmed to Yahoo Food that the sweet potato pies are selling like hot cakes (er, pies) at locations across the country. "For 72 hours, we were selling one per second," he told us. Ales wouldn't go into specifics about sales figures, but at $3.48 a pie, that works out to just under $1 million in sales over the weekend. The pie's product page is currently the most-visited food site on Walmart.com, Ales said.

Those who couldn't get a pie are pretty upset.

And if you can't wait for Walmart to stock back up, the $3.49 pies are being sold on Ebay for ridiculous prices.

Good Deed of The Day: Michigan Restaurant Advertises Free Thanksgiving Dinner For Any Lonely People
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Can we talk about this instead of a dumb red coffee cup?

George's Senate Coney Island in Northville, MI, has made a promise. For anyone that has no where to go on Thanksgiving, they can come to the restaurant for a free meal.

The store owner, an immigrant from Greece, says he has been doing this for years, inviting the homeless or others with no where to go to participate in the tradition.

"It makes my heart feel good to do it, and help a little bit," he told WILX.

That's the spirit! Now, here's a funny GIF of some turkeys.

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