Bits and pieces: Thanksgiving news from the web, 11.24.10

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November 24, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Gobble gobble, y'all. Photo courtesy of Alan Vernon via Flickr.

  • Each year, one lucky turkey escapes the dinner table, receives a Presidential pardon and lives a pretty cushy life in the process. The Food Network put together a fun slideshow about the process, and the Washington Post profiled the chosen bird, Courage, and his alternate, Carolina, last year.
  • This Thanksgiving, more folks in Louisville (and the rest of the country, from what I’ve read) need help, but donations have fallen flat, according to an article in the Courier-Journal. From the story:

“What I’ve been really amazed by is the number of people who come in and feel somewhat ashamed because they say, ‘I’ve never been in this situation before,’” said George Sanders, executive director of West Louisville Community Ministries. “They’re almost apologetic.”

  • I’ve never had the urge to try the abomination that is turducken (a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken stuffed with … stuffing), but in case you’re interested, here’s a recipe. Somebody should stuff some Tums in there as well.

 

  • Some calls to the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line prove that there are such things as stupid questions, according to a piece from Reuters. The story lists some real questions that have been posed to the turkey experts throughout the years, including my favorite: “Is it okay to thaw my turkey in the bathtub while bathing my kids?”

 

  • Need something to talk about at the Thanksgiving table? The good people of Smithsonian.com have compiled a list of science trivia about common Thanksgiving foods.

2 thoughts on “Bits and pieces: Thanksgiving news from the web, 11.24.10

  1. Susie Laun says:

    I didn’t read the article very closely, but what does the WH mean when it refers to Carolina as an “alternate”? In the even that Courage, for some reasons cannot fulfill his duty of not being eaten, will we not eat Carolina? How does that work?

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