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You Don't Know Turkey About Wild Turkeys

Did you know that turkeys kill rattlesnakes? Excuse me for a little bit of a Ben Franklin moment, but I’m going to tell you about one of the most interesting wild animals that’s native to North America and what it’s like tracking them in the wild.

Facebook Wants You To Know It Loves Free Speech (Except When It Doesn't)

Two weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg wrote an impassioned post about the importance of free speech following the Charlie Hebdo killings. This week — whiplash warning — Facebook is censoring images of the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey, including images similar to the Hebdo cartoons.

Turkey Is Blackmailing Twitter Into Censorship (Again)

Twitter and Turkey have a bit of a love-hate-hate-hate-hate relationship, insofar as Twitter users love to publish unflattering facts about the government, and the government hates that and tries to get Twitter to censor messages. In this particular case, the government is threatening to outright block Twitter unless it takes down “offending” messages.

Turkey Does Not Make You Sleepy After You Eat It

Turkey does not make you drowsy after you eat it. Here’s why.

The Science Behind Dark And Light Meat

Video: White meat vs dark meat is a long-running battle for the Christmas 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 chicken, turkey or duck parts have different colours?

Did Ben Franklin Want The Turkey To Be The National Symbol Of The US?

It’s one of those fun facts I loved repeating when I was a kid: Ben Franklin liked turkeys so much that he wanted them to be America’s national bird instead of the bald eagle. It’s a popular fun fact. But I was shattered to learn as an adult that this little nugget of trivia isn’t quite true.

Turkey Looks Stunning In This Fantastic Travel Video

Video: Some friends visited Turkey recently and they came back really impressed. They told me about its stunning landscapes, friendly people and extraordinary food. This travel video — beautifully made by Leonardo Dalessandri — shows that they weren’t lying.

Turkey's New Eco City Could Be Heated With Leftover Pistachio Shells

As one of the world’s largest producer of pistachios, Turkey has plenty of pistachio shells to go around. So, in the tradition of turning food waste into energy, officials are proposing to burn pistachio shells for heat in Turkey’s first ever eco city — and it’s not a totally nutty idea.

Finally, A Stadium Shaped Like A Crocodile

I’m as baffled as you are that it’s taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we’ve all known architecture really needs: Turkey’s Burasapor soccer team, nicknamed the “Green Crocodiles,” could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the last 200 years, even outdoing the timeless proportions of the Acropolis. It is a coiling green crocodile with blazing spotlights in its eyes.

Why Istanbul Wants To Build The World's Busiest Airport

Back in 2013, when Istanbul was still competing to host the 2020 Olympics, the city announced plans to build “the world’s largest and busiest airport terminal”. The Olympic bid ended up failing — but Istanbul still wants to build its mega-airport.

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