Mental Floss Serves Up a Series of Thanksgiving Food Facts

For Thanksgiving, Mental Floss host John Green presents a series of Thanksgiving food facts in an episode of List Show. The facts include things like how many turkeys die of heart attacks every year, why cranberries are also called “bounceberries,” and which pie is America’s favorite.

Chef Poodle Creates a Yummy Thanksgiving Dish That Is Safe for Dogs and Humans Alike

Chef Poodle, the adorable chef with a poodle head and human body and his lovely sous chef Jamie demonstrate how to make the “Thanksgiving Doggy Bag,” a dish that is safe for both dogs and humans alike in this holiday video posted by The Pet Collective. While the chef was very excited about trying out his own recipe, he was able to control himself long enough to allow for the dish to be heated up. Once it reached proper temperature, however, neither Chef Poodle nor Jamie wasted any time in devouring the yummy dish, sans spoons.

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The Trailer For ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ to Be Released on iTunes This Friday, November 28, 2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars fans unable to visit one of the few select theaters in North America where the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is playing will be able to catch the trailer online at iTunes Movie Trailers on Friday, November 28, 2014.

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A Lyrebird Mimicking a Toy Gun, Camera Shutter, and Other Sounds

A lyrebird mimics a toy laser gun, a camera shutter, and the calls of other birds in this very entertaining video recorded in 2013 at Healesville Sanctuary outside Melbourne, Australia. The bird sounds and looks like a lyrebird we posted about recently. The video was uploaded by Saeed Lajami.

‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’, A Period Drama Based on the Popular Marvel Character Played by Hayley Atwell

ABC will air the eight-part series Marvel’s Agent Carter beginning January 6, 2015. The show is set in 1946 and centers around the character of Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell. Atwell has appeared as Carter in both Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as on the ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC has released a preview of the show titled “It Ain’t Life and Death.”

It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark.

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Passengers Push an Airliner Across a Frozen Tarmac in Siberia

Despite a temperature of -61 degrees Fahrenheit, a group of travelers work together to push an airliner across a frozen tarmac in a remarkable video shot in the Siberian town of Igarka. The plane, operated by Russian airline UTair, appears to be an old Tu-134–if so, the passengers were struggling against some 60,000 pounds of aircraft.

Simple Food Hacks That Turn Tiresome Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Exciting New Dishes

Every Thanksgiving, many households in America are laden with leftovers from the day’s feast that will eventually grow tiresome. Luckily, BuzzFeed has put together “5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks“, a handy set of simple food hacks that utilize those very same leftovers and turns them into exciting new dishes. For example, with just a few added ingredients, mashed potatoes can become cheesy potato pancakes and cranberry sauce can become whipped cranberry butter. Easy peasy.