Russia and Turkey each have their own version of what happened with that downed jet earlier this week, but science may have the last word. According to two Belgian astrophysicists, neither nation is being entirely truthful.
Centuries ago, humans didn’t eat turkeys—we revered them. But around the mid-1000s, Puebloan peoples of the American Southwest started roasting the sacred bird. What happened?
Hours after a Russian Su-24 fighter jet was shot down by a Turkish F-16 over Syria after Turkey claimed the jet invaded its airspace, killing two pilots, tensions remain high between both nations as the U.S. and France urged caution and de-escalation. In addition, a Russian soldier was apparently killed today by Free…
Did you know that turkeys kill rattlesnakes? Forgive me a little bit of a Ben Franklin moment, but I’m going to tell you about one of the most interesting wild animals that’s native to North America and what it’s like tracking them in the wild.
A shotgun shell can achieve anything from lightly peppering a clay target at close range to taking down a deer at 35 yards. And that huge variance in capability can all come out the business end of a single gun. That's because you can precisely tailor what's inside a shell to your specific needs. Here's how.
Two weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg wrote an impassioned post about the importance of free speech following the Charlie Hebdo killings. This week—whiplash warning—Facebook is censoring images of the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey, including images similar to the Hebdo cartoons.
Twitter and Turkey have a bit of a love-hate-hate-hate-hate relationship, insofar as Twitter users love to publish unflattering facts about the government, and the government hates that and tries to get Twitter to censor messages. In this particular case, the government is threatening to outright block Twitter unless…
No football, no parades, just the top of a grassy mountain, 3,300 feet above the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, 25 friends and too many dogs to count. Yeah, we went camping and that meant we had a better time than you did.
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…
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…
You might think you ate so much turkey yesterday that you had enough for the rest of your life. But that feeling will pass (believe me) and eventually, you'll crave again for more. When that time comes, remember this Pornburger.
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…
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…
White meat vs dark meat is a long-running battle for the Thanksgiving ages, with no clear winner likely to be determined soon . (Just kidding. White meat is better. Obviously.) But have you ever actually wondered why different delicious turkey parts have different colors?
We know that Ben Franklin didn't really want to make the turkey the national bird. But what other Turkey Fun Facts™ are out there for us to devour? Feast your eyes on this megamix of Meleagris gallopavo truths.
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.
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.
Some friends visited Turkey recently and they came back really impressed. They told me about its stunning landscapes, friendly people, and extraordinary food. This travel video—beautifully made by Leonardo Dalessandri—shows that they weren't lying.