And thus Thanksgiving was born...

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And thus Thanksgiving was born...
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For more "Call Me Maybe" image macro parodies, head over to Know Your Meme!

Om Nom Nom of the Day: Turkey-Shaped Dishes

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Om Nom Nom of the Day: Turkey-Shaped Dishes
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Since 2005, New York-based art director Danielle Spencer has been holding a Turkey mold contest for the Thanksgiving party at the office. Need moar? Check out the rest of Turkey-shaped appetizer dishes and desserts on her website.

Om Nom Nom of the Day: A Thanksgiving Care Package!

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In celebrating the annual American tradition of glutton fest that we call Thanksgiving, a group of YouTube's well-known food vloggers from Epic Meal Time, My Drunk Kitchen and Feast of Fiction team up to cook up a greasy smörgåsbord for Someone Cares Soup Kitchen.

Companion Balloon of the Day

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Companion Balloon of the Day
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Brian "KAWS" Donnelly is set to join an esteemed group of artists this Thanksgiving, when Companion, his iconic shy clown, floats down Fifth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Donnelly joins Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Tom Otterness and Tim Burton as the only living artists to have a balloon featured in the parade.

For Science of the Day

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For Science of the Day
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Geekosystem's James Plafke and Max Eddy recently attempted to drink a notoriously unappetizing Thanksgiving "meal" from Jones Soda, in order to determine its sustainability after seven years. The two dare devils quickly abandoned their plan to drink entire bottles, as downing more than a small sample of each bottle might have done irreversible bodily harm, but the experience at least provided for some pretty great commentary. The one saving grace: the carbonation seemed to hold up.

[geekosystem]

From The Archives

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From The Archives: Found footage of the 1939 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Among the regular balloons featured at the time: The Tin Man, Santa, and Uncle Sam (introduced the year before).

No new balloons were introduced that year.

Footage finder Tom Pappalardo writes:

I bought this reel at a junk shop in Northampton, Massachusetts (I think?) abou