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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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