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  1. Turkish Citizens Unhappy With Twitter Ban Express Their Outrage… on Twitter

    The Internet is an unstoppable force of nature.

    The Turkish Prime minister wasn't too happy with some things that were being said on Twitter. So, in a completely reasonable effort to make sure Turkish citizens don't have a platform to freely speak their minds (because who wants that?), he banned Twitter. Well, he tried, but it's not working out so well.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. World’s Oldest Board Game Found in Turkey

    Turns out Monopoly is not the world's oldest board game, just the board game for the world's oldest people.

    Archeologists have the coolest job pretty much ever. It's not all accidentally bringing mummies back to life, fighting Nazis, or stopping evil cults, but even the real-life ones make really cool discoveries. Recently, a team of archaeologists found what they believe to be the world's oldest game in a 5,000 year old Bronze Age burial site in Turkey.

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  5. Respect: Turkish Man Dons Wire Head Cage To Quit Smoking

    Look, smoking is a nasty habit and harder than hell to kick. Whatever you've got to do, we're willing to salute the effort.

    42-year-old Ibrahim Yucel has smoked for more than two-and-a-half decades, but he's trying to give up the habit for his family's sake. It hasn't proven an easy task, though, so Yucel has developed a rather extreme way to help him kick the habit -- every day, he dons a wire helmet that makes it impossible for him to smoke a cigarette. The Saw-style head cage doesn't prevent Yucel from wanting a cigarette at work, but since the Turkish father of three leaves the keys to the locked helmet with his wife and kids every day, it does prevent him from following through on the craving.

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  6. Turkish Government to Ban Fake Social Media Accounts

    Dozens already arrested for posting slander under false names.

    Anti-government protests in Turkey have gotten increasingly violent over the past month. Thousands have been injured in clashes with law enforcement. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag claims social media has become the protestors primary weapon, and that he intends to "lay down some rules."

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  7. Doing It Wrong: Guineafowl Imported To Kill Ticks In Turkey May Spread Them Instead

    Importing a non-native species to help keep an undesired animal in check is...well, let's just say that calling it an inexact science is pretty generous. For the latest proof of this, one need look no further than the case of guineafowl in Turkey. The birds, which are native to Africa and about as big as a large chicken or small turkey, were brought to Turkey to stem the spread of ticks that can be carriers of Congo-Crimean hemmhoragic fever. One researcher, though, is suggesting that rather than eating the ticks as planned, the fowl may be acting as new vectors to help them spread.

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  8. Women Told To Cover Their Cleavage During Chess Tournament

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    The world can be an annoying place for women. It's a sad state of affairs to be sure, but most of us have come to expect crude comments will be made toward us at least one point (if not countless) in our lives but there's one place I never expected cat-calls would be a problem - a chess match. Turns out, I was very wrong. The European Women’s Championship in Turkey has installed new rules that ban cleavage. Part of the reason? To limit vulgar comments from those watching the matches. I don't even... 

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  9. So You Want to Be A Turkey Hunter [Video]

    If you still haven't bought a turkey, it's not too late. Just follow these tips on how to become a turkey hunter and you'll be handling turkey poop and making silly noises before you know it! Whether or not you actually manage to get a turkey is another matter altogether.

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  10. Inflatable Turkey For Thanksgiving Dieters

    There are a whole bunch of problems with preparing a turkey. The amount of work involved is crazy, it takes a long time to cook, you have to make stuffing in conjunction, and it's delicious. Ok, well that last one isn't a problem really, unless you're on a diet, I guess. But it's Thanksgiving, you should be giving thanks for your freedom to be on a diet and you should do that by eating a whole bunch of turkey. If you still insist on being a spoilsport, you can just get an inflatable turkey from The Party Animal and salivate over some tender, seasoned plastic with a delicious air filling. Yum.

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