In the US, we eat almost 300 million turkeys per year. About a third of them are consumed in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Let the slaughter begin!
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• The Genetics of White Meat and Dark Meat from Scientific American (Thanks, Erin Biba!)
• Tyrannosaurus Rex Had a Wishbone from Smithsonian’s Dinosaur Tracking blog
• Why Arsenic is Used in Turkey Processing, and Why It’s Not Worth the Risk
• A Genetically Modified Thanksgiving from Popular Science
• The Genetic Origins of Snood Erections from The Annals of Improbable Resarch
• A 3-Dimensional Cosehedron-Shaped Pecan Pie, and other Thanksgiving DIY projects from Popular Mechanics
• 1969 Study On Frozen Turkey Semen Ability to Impregnate Female Turkeys
• It’s Not Actually the Tryptophan Making You Sleepy
• How to Turn Leftover Turkey Fryer Oil into Biodiesel
• A Whole Episode of the Science Jim Show dedicated to Thanksgiving, turkeys and Benjamin Franklin
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