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How Do Pop-Up Turkey Timers Work?

Matt Soniak

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that 250 million turkeys will be raised in the US in 2009.

Why Do The Lions & Cowboys Always Play On Thanksgiving?

Ethan Trex

You hear the same phrases every Thanksgiving. "Please pass the gravy." "Actually, can I have the gravy again?

A Brief History—and Future—of the Shopping Cart

Rob Lammle

They're everywhere - in almost every grocery store, department store, and bulk item superstore.

The Late Movies: Indie Comedy

Chris Higgins

I keep coming across comedy videos that I classify as "too weird for a single blog post." I think they're funny, but are they enough for one post? Probably not.

How Did You Know? – Day 3 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Sure, you probably watch it every year (or at least flip past it in pursuit of something else), but how much do you really know about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Test your knowledge with our Parade quiz, then impress (or annoy) your family with all of your smarts on Thursday.

The Number of the Day: 58,000,000

Gabrielle Linnell

In 2 A.D., the first Chinese census reported a national population of 58,000,000 Related Fact: According to a July 2010 estimate, the Chinese population is now 1,330,141,295.

Thanksgiving Weekend Plans (We're Open!)

Jason English

If you get any free time between traveling and cooking and eating and falling into a food coma this weekend, come on over!

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 3}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Prisons Turned Into Hotels

Jill Harness

There's nothing quite so relaxing as getting out of town and chilling out in a nice, comfortable prison...at least, as long as that prison is one of these 11 prisons that have been refurbished in

Minimalist Heroes

Colin Patrick

Everyone did such a great job identifying the iconic rides in the It Would Have Been Cooler As A Van post that we probably need a larger challenge.

Brain Game: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for enjoying the Brain Game (most) every weekday here at mentalfloss.com. Kara and I will be taking the rest of this week off to be with family, and hope that each of you get to do the same.

Morning Cup of Links: Thanksgiving Eve

Miss Cellania

The editors of Slate asked their readers how Thanksgiving cooking traditions get passed from one generation to the next.

5 Questions: What a Turkey!

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The Late Movies: Wheel of Fortune Failures

Erica Palan

Whether you’re a casual viewer or a hardcore fan, the Wheel of Fortune we know today has been delighting audiences since 1983.