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.
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.
All Athena Bryson wanted for Christmas was a new pet, but not just any animal would do. She decided she wanted to save a turkey from becoming Christmas dinner.
Now Valerie the turkey spends all her time as a house pet in this Northern Ireland home. She seems very well behaved, maybe she's knows just how lucky she is. Athena's mom managed to find a farmer who was willing to spare a turkey for a pet just one day before she was scheduled for slaughter.
Now Valerie will live comfortably with the Bryson family for the rest of her life.
Turkish doctor Bilgin Çiftçi could be spending up to two years in prison for sharing an image that compares the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to Gollum from Lord of the Rings.
Mockery of the president is punishable by jail time in Turkey, so in order to avoid it, Çiftçi's legal team is arguing that Gollum is a hero in the series. After the judge in the trial admitted that he had never seen the films in their entirety, he appointed a team of experts who must determine whether or not the defense has any legs. The team has between now and February to decide if Gollum's accidental heroics are enough to keep Çiftçi out of jail.
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.
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.
Snapchat superstar Shaun McBride (aka "Shonduras") is famous for his amazing artwork using the app.
This video is part of a recent #10SecondTalentShow series he posted on his account, with a girl performing "The Turkey Slurpee."
No, it's not a meaty beverage, but something much stranger.
Warning: Graphic turkey violence.
Did you ever wonder how they choose which turkey gets pardoned by the president?
A bloody farm fight to death obviously.
"Gobble Games" - featuring a "cameo' by Obama - imagines a world where tribute turkeys need to tear each other apart for their freedom.
Remember their sacrifice as you're stuffing yourself with them this week.
Believe it or not, people have been cooking all kinds of savory meats in their dish washers since the 1970's. Reknowned chef, David Burke, says that can even include the star of your holiday feast! Sealing the bird tightly in a number of Tupperware containers and running it for a few cycles will apparently do the trick. It probably isn't the best way to get that classic golden sheen, but it will definitely be a conversation starter around the dinner table!
Click here for the full recipe.