Talkin' Turkey: In the run-up to Thanksgiving, marketers and PR pros seem to compete for the title of the most creative tie-in to their own business or cause. That led us to list some notable pitches. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Microbiologist Christina Agapakis (left) and artist Sissel Tolass show off the cheese they made with bacteria from human skin. The project was part of Agapakis' graduate thesis at Harvard Medical School. Courtesy of Grow Your Own ... Life After Nature at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin hide caption

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Recently released sports video games are touting how their high-powered graphics portray players like the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant realistically. The realism extends to audio as well. 2K Games hide caption

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Parallel processing: Couscous cooks in the coffee maker's carafe while broccoli and cauliflower steam in the basket. Morgan Walker/ NPR hide caption

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A man uses the Nasal Ranger to detect smells in the southern U.S., in this photo provided by St. Croix Sensory. In Denver, the device is being used to monitor complaints of strong marijuana smells. Courtesy of Nasal Ranger hide caption

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An anatomical drawing shows the ligaments on the outside surface of the knee. The anterolateral ligament connects the thigh bone to the shinbone. Courtesy of University Hospitals Leuven hide caption

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Mirrors erected on a Norwegian mountainside reflect sunlight onto the town below, which is cut off from direct sunlight for about six months a year. NTB Scanpix/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Hey man, that's sensitive: Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox pulls teammate Jonny Gomes' beard after hitting a three-run homer in Game 4 of the 2013 World Series in St. Louis. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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A report by KATU-TV on officials' decision to blow up an 8-ton dead whale on an Oregon beach in 1970 went on to become an early viral video. The highway engineer who led the operation died this week. YouTube hide caption

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