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Thanksgiving links

Time to invite the neighbors to dinner, kill them, and take their land. 

’A Day of Thanksgiving and Praise’: Remembering President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation.

The traditional Benjamin Franklin’s account of the First Thanksgiving.

How Turkey Got Its Name.

Why Do The Lions & Cowboys Always Play On Thanksgiving?

For those of us born between the 22nd and 28th and have always wondered, here’s how it works: the Thanksgiving Birthday Pattern.

Thanksgiving in 1810, 1910, and 2010.

Dave Barry Thanksgiving columns from 1996, 1998, 2004… feel free to add more in the comments.

Buffy Thanksgiving episode: “Ritual sacrifice, with pie.”

In 1939, the U.S. celebrated Democrat Thanksgiving and Republican Thanksgiving.

What’s a Wishbone, and Why Do We Crack It? Related, Tyrannosaurus Rex Had a Wishbone.

How Much Stuffing Would It Take to Stuff Your House Like A Turkey?

8 Thanksgiving Flowcharts.

A Scientific Look at How Female Turkeys Choose Their Mates (and avoid the unwanted ones).

Calls from the Butterball Turkey help-line, and here’s the Butterball Turkey help-line help-line.

A definitive ranking of Thanksgiving sides, taking into account the availability theorem and the leftover theorem. Related, this map of side dishes by region.

Manly Ways to Prepare Turkey, and one more: A bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig: the TurBacon Epic.​ Related video: watch this guy cook a turkey using Lamborghini exhaust fire.

From the American Chemical Society: What Happens When You Eat Too Much?

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include more Thanksgiving stuff (Mark Twain, science, the WKRP turkey giveaway (“as God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly”), Cicero, William Shatner’s turkey fryer PSA and Alton Brown’s advice on how to construct a derrick over your turkey fryer), the 19th century British practice of wife-selling, New York City before indoor toilets, and photos taken by the Apollo Mission astronauts.

Have an excellent Thanksgiving, and be good to all of those people you’re thankful for!