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How Many Calories Do You Burn By Laughing?

gizmodo.com — It's the day after the night before, and you ate way too much. So in the quest for marginal gains, how many calories might you be able to burn off by laughing your way through today? Peter Janiszewski finds out. I have been drawn to sketch comedy since my early teens.

This Is What Astronauts Will Eat For Thanksgiving

gizmodo.com — Irradiated smoked turkey? Check. Thermo-stabilized candied yams? Present. Freeze-dried cornbread dressing? Of course! This is what the American astronauts aboard the ISS will be feasting on today. Every year, U.S. astronauts aboard the ISS sit down to a special Thanksgiving meal.

The Scientifically Proven Way to Break Off the Biggest Wishbone Piece

gizmodo.com — Challenging a sibling or cousin to a wishbone breaking contest is as much a Thanksgiving tradition as stuffing, pumpkin pie, and awkward family conversations. And thanks to some important research recently conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, we now have some actual strategies to help ensure you always break off the biggest piece and *have your wish come true.

How to Explain Net Neutrality To Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

gizmodo.com — Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and explaining tech-related news stories to your parents and extended family because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is!
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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The Science Behind Dark and Light Meat

gizmodo.com — White meat vs dark meat is a long-running battle for the Thanksgiving ages, with no clear winner likely to be determined soon . (Just kidding. White meat is better. Obviously.) But have you ever actually wondered why different delicious turkey parts have different colors? DNews does an excellent job of explaining in this video.
Nov 27, 2014

This is @Dnews! Yay! Happy #Thanksgiving! RT @Gizmodo: The science behind dark and light meat: gizmo.do/KHkprSg

Laser-Etch Your Pumpkin Pie To Create a True Thanksgiving Masterpiece

gizmodo.com — To guarantee a chorus of oohs and aahs when you bring your pumpkin pie to the table today, why not consider first putting it under a laser-cutter -with the intensity dialed back-to etch a beautiful design on its surface?

The Syrian Electronic Army Is Ruining Thanksgiving With Popups

gizmodo.com — The Syrian Electronic Army, a group of pro-Assad-regime hackers, has decided to celebrate today by infesting a bunch of popular news websites with cheery Thanksgiving popups informing people that they've been hacked (spoiler: they haven't).

The DOJ Used 225-Year-Old Law to Bypass a Phone's Password

gizmodo.com — When it comes to encryption, some of the Department of Justice's views are... interesting. Now, it transpires that it's been using laws that date back 225 years to get phones unlocked, too.

Your Future Gadgets Won't Have Those Strange Logos on the Back

gizmodo.com — Ever looked at your phone and thought it would be a whole lot prettier without all those FCC logos and regulatory compliance numbers printed on the back? Well, from now on, they'll be a thing of the past. Here's why. On the back side of most gadgets, there's a string of hieroglyphs that look like the bottom...

How Famous Artists Would Arrange Their Thanksgiving Plates

gizmodo.com — This year your Thanksgiving guest list includes the old staples of aunts, uncles, and your cousin's weirdo boyfriend, but if you were so lucky to host famous modern artists, this is how they might arrange their plates, as imagined by artist Hannah Rothstein.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @MuseumModernArt: A very modern meal: see how famous artists might plate Thanksgiving dinner, by @Ahha_Hannah. bit.ly/1uZbLra ow.ly/i/7JYp7

Nov 27, 2014

As I head out for a Friendsgiving in the Capital, a look at how some famous artists might arrange their plates today: bit.ly/1ymjIay

Nov 26, 2014

#MUSTSEE: How Famous Artists Would Arrange Their Thanksgiving Plates ow.ly/EXmiF I love the Mondrian!

Hilarious conspiracy film links Anna Kendrick's Pitch Perfect with 9/11

sploid.gizmodo.com — I love/hate documentaries like Room 237, which presents crazy fans' conspiracy theories about Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (like the idea that the Moon landings were a hoax filmed by Kubrick himself.) That's why I love this parody connecting the surprisingly successful musical Pitch Perfect with 9/11.

Adults Who Live in Treehouses Aren't as Weird as You Might Think

gizmodo.com — Before I was born, my mom lived in a treehouse in the Smoky Mountains and had a pet goat with one ear. His name was Van Goat. This was the late 70s, and even then, it was a unique lifestyle. But my how treehouse culture has evolved.

Dinosaur Nerds Are Already Mad At Jurassic World

gizmodo.com — The trailer for the new movie Jurassic World was released today. It looks fun! Some science-minded folks are already pouncing on the dino-filled movie for inaccuracies. Brian Switek, author of the book My Beloved Brontosaurus , writes that the film's fictional super-intelligent, genetically-modified dinosaur shouldn't have thumbs.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @victorzapanta: Siding with the dinosaurs nerds on this one. Science fiction is at its best when it's based on, you know, science. gizmodo.com/dinosaur-nerds…

Nov 26, 2014

Not so clever girl? Dinosaur nerdiverse already poking holes in JURASSIC WORLD trailer: RT: gizmodo.com/dinosaur-nerds…

Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

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A Jacket That Transforms Into a Neck Pillow Is Perfect For Traveling

gizmodo.com — Break the endless cycle of having to buy a new neck pillow every time you fly because you forgot to bring the last one with Tumi's Patrol Travel Puffer Jacket. Hidden in the collar is a pouch that you can stuff the entire puffy jacket into, creating a comfy neck pillow to make your holiday flight or bus trip considerably more enjoyable.

This Is What Plane-Mounted Laser Guns Could Look Like

gizmodo.com — DARPA is going gaga over the pew-pew. The department just awarded a Northrop Grumman a $20.2 million contract to begin the second phase of its Excalibur Program--one which aims to give the same kind of missile-frying laser cannon that's currently patrolling the Persian Gulf to America's Air Force.

No One Needs a Dedicated Hashtag Keyboard But That's Why I Want It

gizmodo.com — Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # key on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn't this little hashtag keyboard cuuuuuuuute?
Nov 25, 2014

Oh, snap @JenniHogan!! Check this out... HT @ChrisJOrtiz Wanna step up your hashtag game? bit.ly/1uUP8Eq pic.twitter.com/ycvtu6P6lf

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11 turkey facts to pass around the table this Thanksgiving

factually.gizmodo.com — We know that Ben Franklin didn't really want to make the turkey the national bird. But what other Turkey Fun Facts™ are out there for us to devour? Feast your eyes on this megamix of Meleagris gallopavo truths. Over 80 percent of all turkeys raised globally are eaten in the U.S.

Twitter Is Going To Start Tracking What Other Apps Are on Your Phone

gizmodo.com — Twitter is starting a new program called App Graph that tracks all of the other apps people have on their phones. You might be wondering why Twitter cares if you're a Candy Crush fiend or if you also use Instagram. It's because Twitter follows the ABT school of sales: Always Be Targetin'.
Nov 26, 2014

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​How To Make A First Aid Kit For Your Dog

indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com — Don't panic, but there's a good chance that, at some point during his life, the furry ball of chaos you love deeply is going to get himself hurt. Probably while doing something stupid. Luckily, performing first aid on your dog is as easy as doing it on a human.