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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving links

Time to invite the neighbors to dinner, kill them, and take their land. 

'A Day of Thanksgiving and Praise': Remembering President Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation.

For those of us born between the 22nd and 28th and have always wondered, here's how it works: the Thanksgiving Birthday Pattern.

How Turkey Got Its Name.

Dave Barry Thanksgiving columns from 1996, 1998, 2004... feel free to add more in the comments.

Buffy Thanksgiving episode: "Ritual sacrifice, with pie."

Calculating How Much Stuffing It Would Take to Stuff Your House Like A Turkey.

A Scientific Look at How Female Turkeys Choose Their Mates (and avoid the unwanted ones).

A definitive ranking of Thanksgiving sides, taking into account the availability theorem and the leftover theorem. Related, this map of side dishes by region.

Manly Ways to Prepare Turkey, and one more: a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig: the TurBacon Epic.​ Related video: watch this guy cook a turkey using Lamborghini exhaust fire.

From the American Chemical Society: What Happens When You Eat Too Much?

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include more Thanksgiving stuff (Mark Twain, science, the WKRP turkey giveaway ("as God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"), Cicero, William Shatner's turkey fryer PSA and Alton Brown's advice on how to construct a derrick over your turkey fryer), the 19th century British practice of wife-selling, New York City before indoor toilets, and photos taken by the Apollo Mission astronauts

Have an excellent Thanksgiving, and be good to all of those people you're thankful for!

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