A Photographic Argument For And Against Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is over. The post-Thanksgiving sales are over. And yet, turkey leftovers remain. For last week's Shooting Challenge, we asked you to photograph your turkeys. Two of you found the time. And what resulted was a duo of turkeys—one which will make you never want to eat turkey again, and one that will inspire… » 12/02/14 2:00pm 12/02/14 2:00pm

These engineers probably made the best Thanksgiving turkey this year

I don't understand America's fascination with Thanksgiving turkey, especially when most people cook it so badly that they make it more bland than it already is. But if you insist in cooking this instead of a flavorful bird or meat, at least cook it properly. Or crazy. Or both, like these engineers did in this… » 12/02/14 12:55am 12/02/14 12:55am

How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn't know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a… » 11/27/14 2:29pm 11/27/14 2:29pm

Turkey Does Not Make You Sleepy After You Eat It

Turkey does not make you drowsy after you eat it. Now to be clear, turkey does contain tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid which the human body doesn't naturally produce, but is essential to proper body function and, thus, must be acquired from food. The reason tryptophan is tied to drowsiness is that it is used… » 11/27/14 2:00pm 11/27/14 2:00pm

Did Ben Franklin want the turkey to be our national symbol?

It's one of those Thanksgiving fun facts I loved repeating when I was a kid: Ben Franklin liked turkeys so much that he wanted them to be our national bird, instead of the bald eagle. It's a popular fun fact. But I was shattered to learn as an adult that this little nugget of trivia isn't quite true. » 11/20/14 5:16pm 11/20/14 5:16pm

Allied aircraft deliver massive bombing to destroy a single ISIS flag

The AFP is reporting (in Spanish) about the massive bombing operation over a single ISIS flag placed on a tiny, almost nonexistent hill next to the Turkish border and the Syrian city of Kobane, which ISIS and Kurdish troops are fighting for. This video was filmed from the Turkish frontier. This is what followed. » 10/24/14 9:00pm 10/24/14 9:00pm

Finally, A Stadium Shaped Like A Crocodile

I'm as baffled as you are that it's taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we've all known architecture really needs: Turkey's Burasapor soccer team, nicknamed the "Green Crocodiles," could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the… » 4/11/14 6:40pm 4/11/14 6:40pm

Insane New Tower Might Rise Above the Hills in Western Turkey

This stunning new design for an antenna tower outside the Turkish city of Çanakkale has just won an international competition, beating out such big-name firms as Snohetta, Fernando Romero, and Sou Fujimoto. Designed by IND and Powerhouse Company—who worked with structural engineers ABT to make sure it'd all work as… » 2/27/14 10:40am 2/27/14 10:40am