Let the Ritualized Turkey Massacre Begin!

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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See also:

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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