While your holiday meal might consist of turkey that's deep-fried, braised or roasted, the turkeys who've been featured in music through the years have inspired pop culture crazes.
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At MOM-O's Thanksgiving Memorial Brunch, family members can light a candle in honor of their lost loved one. In its 25 years, the organization has supported hundreds of families in Charlotte through the loss of a relative after a homicide.
In Chicago, the Kennedy Expressway is clogged with cars as rush-hour commuters and Thanksgiving holiday travelers mix on Wednesday — one of the busiest travel days of the year.
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Hydrochar derived from poultry waste was produced in a lab at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. The hydrochar can be made into briquettes, which can be used as charcoal for cooking food.
By 1495, Christopher Columbus was in trouble. The riches he had imagined finding in Asia were not materializing in the New World, and the costs of his voyages were mounting. Sending indigenous people back to Europe as slaves became his solution.
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Drumstick and Wishbone, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate "wingman," are introduced Monday during an event hosted by The National Turkey Federation at the Williard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. One of the 40-pound fowl will be presented to President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, when he will ceremoniously "pardon" it.
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