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The Turkey Anatomy Lesson

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In the proud tradition of our upcoming "Mental Floss Presents: Medical School in a Box," my husband and I are proud to present "What We Did With Our Thanksgiving Leftovers," or, "The Turkey Anatomy Lesson." For the sake of the squeamish, most of the pictures are after the jump.

Here you see the turkey after the major surgical incision to open its belly. In medicine (right), this is known as a laparotomy. In the kitchen (left), it is known as "let's stuff that thing."

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Check after the jump for the spinal cord, liver, diaphragm, and heart.

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Having eaten the turkey, we are also now quite fat, and thus we have concluded that the operation was a success.

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