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Thanksgiving

  1. This Thanksgiving, Explore The Chemistry Of Eating Too Much

    We think you might need this right about now.

    Sure, the physical size and stretchiness of your stomach has a lot to do with why you probably feel like a turkey-filled Macy's Day balloon right now. But the American Chemical Society's Reactions series wants you to know that a lot of it also has to do with chemicals—and not just the oft-demonized tryptophan, either. Unbutton your pants and join us for some science!

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  2. BREAKING: Tiny Hamster Has Great, Tiny Thanksgiving [VIDEO]

    Hamster compliments to the chef.

    And he's having the best kind of Thanksgiving: the kind with family and friends.

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  3. Eating Green, Unripe Peas Was Once Considered Madness and 22 Other Thanksgiving Food Facts

    9/10 kids—or one full-grown blogger—agree that eating peas is madness.

    "This is madness!" "THIS. IS. THANKSGIVING." *Kick.*

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  4. If Famous Artists Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner, This Is What It Would Look Like

    It's the day before Thanksgiving; do you know where your turkey is?

    Artist Hannah Rothstein has an appropriately seasonal art history lesson for all of us: a gallery of traditional Thanksgiving meals, plated in the style of various modern (and not so modern) artists.

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  5. The Gobble Games: Where Turkeys Duke It Out for the Presidential Pardon

    May the odds be ever in your flavor.

    Only one turkey a year is pardoned in the Capitol, surviving the fierce turkey bloodbath the human-body-privileged citizens of this nation call "Thanksgiving." The turkeys must fear their governing body, so they must fight to the death to determine who will survive this November.

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  6. Two Shoppers Camping Out for Black Friday at Best Buy Already. Yes, Really.

    I heard next year's Black Friday line starts this Christmas Eve.

    What I can't figure out is why you'd go to such great lengths just to be the person who gets squashed against the door and incapacitated before it even starts.

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  7. Watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Give Columbus Day the Skewering It So Rightly Deserves

    Well you have to have mattress sales sometime.

    "Columbus Day," asks Last Week Tonight with John Oliver—"How is that still a thing?" For the non-Americans in the audience, this is when we celebrate the time a guy "discovered" a continent that had already been discovered, then proceeded to kill a whole bunch of people. America! I'm going to celebrate heathen Canadian Thanksgiving instead, thank you very much.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Things We Saw Today

    Ugh. These two. They do Thanksgiving better than anyone else, and they're not even American. (Twitter)

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  9. What to Do With All Those Leftovers? The “Leftover Swap” App Has Your Back

    It's like a freegan dream.

    It's the day after Thanksgiving, so it's a safe bet you have a ton of leftover food sitting in your fridge. If you want to unload the two pounds of Grandma's stuffing you've got on hand before it goes bad, why not give Leftover Swap a try. It's an app that connects leftovers with people who want to eat someone else's leftovers.

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  10. Thanksgiving Protip: Saying Turkey Makes You Sleepy Makes You Sound Like a Jerk

    This myth is tired. Let's put it to bed. See what we did there?

    Turkey doesn't make you sleepy. It doesn't. Stop saying it does, because it doesn't. Yes, turkey has tryptophan. Yes, tryptophan is used as a sleep aid. NO. Turkey does not make you sleepy. Don't believe us? Here's Aaron Carol of the YouTube show Healthcare Triage to explain just why this myth is so completely not true.

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  11. Thanksgiving’s Origin Story Isn’t Exactly What You Were Taught

    Does that mean we're going to get a gritty reboot of Thanksgiving?

    The story goes: in 1621, Squanto taught Pilgrims how to survive and farm in the new world. After the Pilgrims' first successful harvest, they had a big feast to thank the Native Americans for helping them not die and probably apologize for the smallpox. It turns out that's not so much the story of the first Thanksgiving as a Thanksgiving.

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  12. Watch the Mystery Science Theater 3,000 Turkey Day Marathon Live with Series Creator Joel Hodgson

    In the not-too-distant future, 12PM EST. There was a guy named Joel, not too different from you or me.

    We've got the Mystery Science Theater 3,000 Thanksgiving web marathon right here at 12PM EST! Tweet the MST3K episodes you'd like to see @JoelGHodgson, and then sit back, enjoy your turkey coma, and watch a comedy marathon presented live by Joel Hodgson with your best robot pals. (Or family. Whatever.)

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  13. Happy Thanksgivukkah Everyone!

    and let it be known

    We have prepared three delicious and nutritious Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah) themed videos for you today, so enjoy them. And then go do what you should really be doing: watching the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Marathon.

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  14. Learn 25 Things Most People Don’t Know about Thanksgiving

    We're thankful for Mental Floss, John Green, and learning things.

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in America. It's a day to spend with family and friends you care about, and also family and friends-of-friends you don't. There's a lot of misinformation around the holiday, so Mental Floss and John Green have tried to clear it up with this video of 25 little-known facts about Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

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  15. Highlights from Mystery Science Theater 3,000 Creator Joel Hodgson’s Reddit AMA Ahead of Thanksgiving Marathon

    Did anyone ask him how he eats and breathes and other science facts?

    Joel Hodgson, creator of the show Mystery Science Theather 3,000, held an AMA on Reddit to give fans the answers to all of their burning questions as he prepares for the show's Thanksgiving day web marathon. Take a look at some of the best answers and advice he gave, and attempt to keep your sanity with the help of your Reddit friends.

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  16. Watch Comet ISON Reach Its Closest Distance to the Sun on Thanksgiving with NASA’s Media Site

    NASA is getting all space-paparazzi on ISON.

    Thanksgiving is make-or-break day for ISON, literally. It will reach its closest distance to the sun, and we'll find out whether it will survive or be ripped apart completely. NASA has assembled a media website aimed at providing "near real-time" photos and videos of the comet, since it's only visible from Earth at early morning hours.

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  17. White House Wants America to Vote for Their Favorite Thanksgiving Turkey Because of Reasons

    What is this, The Hunger Games?!

    Hey, remember when people still really liked voting for President Obama? The White House sure does. They're trying to capture the democratic magic once again, but since Obama's not up for re-election, they want you to vote for your favorite Thanksgiving turkey. Because there's nothing else that needs solving in America right now. Yup.

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  18. 5 Tips for a Better Thanksgiving Through Science [Video]

    You know, because science hasn't already done enough for you. Why are you so needy?

    Say goodbye to dry, cardboard-like turkey and boost your health thanks to Bytesize Science. They'll show you a bunch of ways to make your Thanksgiving more delicious and more healthy at the same time. What they don't show you is how to tell your Mom her turkey could be better. Science has no answer for that. You're on your own.

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  19. Batman Eternal Teaser Features The Entire Bat Family At The First Thanksgiving

    Smallpox and dead parents for everyone!

    Even if you're not following the current run of Batman Eternal by Jason Fabok, it's pretty cool seeing everybody's favorite Batpeople and rogues sitting down to a whole mess of turkey. If you are a fan, though, then you're probably going to want to spend the next few hours staring intently at this image for any clues and easter eggs.

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  20. This Thanksgiving, We’re Thankful for Mystery Science Theater 3,000′s 25th Anniversary Marathon

    Watch it in the not-too-distant future, somewhere in time and space. Oh, or on the Internet.

    Be super thankful as you watch six classic episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3,000 for free this Thanksgiving thanks to Shout! Factory. In honor of the show's 25 years, Shout! is selling a different MST3K box sets at a discounted price every day in November, and they'll marathon six of the greatest episodes on Thanksgiving Day.

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