A Thanksgiving miscellany: Mark Twain, science, WKRP, Cicero, the best turkey fryer PSA ever, more. Related, this may be a good idea this year: in 1939, the U.S. celebrated Democrat Thanksgiving and Republican Thanksgiving.
That Surprisingly Recent Time in British History When Husbands Sold Their Wives at Market.
The traditional drunken turkey recipe.
What Life Was Like in New York City Before the Invention of Indoor Plumbing and Indoor Toilets.
“Tightly holding the pelican by his mouth pouch” and other foreign euphemisms for masturbation.
ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the rise and fall of the 1-900 number, advice on hair washing from the 12th and 17th centuries. the Gettysburg Address anniversary, recipes for leftover bacon fat, and President James Garfield’s birthday (of note – when he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet).