All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Turkey’

Thanksgiving Recipe Last Minute Search

The time to give thanks is swiftly approaching, and with it, the frenzy that comes when you realize you have 6 DAYS to get ready! I know I am starting to feel the heat. Whether you are looking for traditional fare, like green bean casserole and sweet potato recipes, or something a little different (thai steamed pumpkin custard? Yes, please!), …

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Turkey Fryer Remains Popular, and Dangerous

More men are taking on the crown jewel of the Thanksgiving meal, the turkey. That means fewer turkeys will be roasting this year and more will be grilled or fried, and turkey producers, as well as grill and fryer companies, are keeping up with the changing times. For instance, the Butterball talk line, which provides assistance and advice to those …

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4,000 Year Old Preserved Human Brain Found in Turkey

Archaeologists in western Turkey have uncovered a 4,000-year-old human brain, preserved inside its skull. The brain, one of the oldest ever found, was dug up in Seyitömer Höyük, a Bronze Age settlement 25 kilometers northwest of Kutahya, as the crow flies. The brain was unearthed in 2010, amidst an ancient burial ground which appears to have been burned. Charred skeletons …

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Intel Report: Syrian Regime Confirmed Chem Agressor

Recognizing the number of casualties is a moving target, at least 426 children are among the 1,429 people killed in last week’s chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The UN estimates 70,000+ have been killed during the two year conflict as featured in a Syria-focused Flipbook magazine by the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. These casualty numbers attributed to the attacks …

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Turkish Officials Accuse Bird of Spying for Israel

Israelis are getting a huge laugh from a story out of Turkey that read like a scene from a Sacha Baron Cohen film. Apparently Turkish officials have caught and “detained” a bird that they suspect of spying for Israel’s Mossad secret service. The Times of Israel reported that Turkish villagers captured a kestrel, a type of falcon, that they noticed …

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Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to the Turkish Government

Facebook wants to make it clear that they are not handing over user data to the Turkish government, even if some reports may suggests otherwise. Not only that but Facebook says that they intend to “communicate strong concerns” to Turkish officials when they meet in Silicon Valley this week over what they believe are unwarranted requests for user data. Turkish …

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Lipstick Ban For Flight Attendants, No Nail Polish Either

A lipstick ban for Turkish flight attendants has been lifted after a public backlash ensued. Turkish Airlines says that several low-level managers put together a document saying that red and pink lipstick and nail polish would be banned for all female flight attendants without consulting the management. Chief Executive Temel Kotil responded to the document after receiving several complaints that …

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Barış Manço Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle for Barış Manço (sometimes spelled Baris Mancho) on its home page in Turkey today. The Turkish rock singer/songwriter, who also became a television producer, was born on this day in 1943. While we don’t get a Knowledge Graph result from google.com.tr,where the doodle resides (the Knowledge Graph is not available at google.com.tr yet), Google does …

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56 More Countries Get iTunes Store

Apple announced today that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. It is now available in a total of 119 countries. “The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa, international artists including The Beatles, Taylor …

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Obama Pardons Cobbler the Turkey After Facebook Vote

For the first time ever, the White House enlisted Facebook to help President Obama make one of the most important decisions he could ever make as Commander in Chief and leader of the free world: Which turkey he should officially pardon for the 2012 Thanksgiving celebration. The White House asked Facebook users to vote between two 40+-pound birds named Cobbler …

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The White House Enlists Facebook to Choose the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey

Pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey – it’s as American as football, overeating, and familial bickering. Though some stories attribute the first Turkey pardon to President Lincoln, George H.W. Bush was the first to give one an “official” presidential pardon. This year, Americans get to vote on which turkey will get the presidential pardon and be declared the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey. …

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Turkey Reinforces Border Ahead of Geneva Conference

Turkey reinforces its borders only days before the scheduled conference of world leaders in Geneva this weekend. As death and destruction in Syria mounts, the country fears they will be forced to retaliate should violence in the area make its way across the border. Additional troops and several anti-aircraft weapons have been moved into place in order to contend with …

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