animals
Here Are Some Turkish Bears Caught on CCTV Taste-Testing Honey

A beekeeper in Turkey’s Black Sea-adjacent province of Trabzon, frustrated that local bears kept on stealing and consuming his precious honey, apparently set up a nighttime taste test for the purposes of determining which products the bears prefer, per numerous reports in Turkish media over the past week. Read More >>

animals
Runaway Peacock Ditches His Human Family for New Turkey Friends

A pet peacock that’s evaded capture for weeks in Vermont, U.S. has reportedly ditched his human family for a group of wild turkeys. The owner of the bird, whose name is Pea, said that the peacock was still on the lam as of Saturday. Read More >>

censorship
Turkey Blocks Encrypted Email Service ProtonMail

The Turkish government is reportedly blocking the use of ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email service. Read More >>

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Netflix Freaks Out Users with Creepy Black Mirror Marketing Stunt

Users of Turkey’s equivalent to Reddit received an unsettling message late last night. Across the site, users began complaining that they’d received a mysterious DM from an account named “iamwaldo” that left many people feeling paranoid and anxious. It appears that was the intention of the message, which is actually a viral marketing ploy to promote the new season of Black Mirror. Read More >>

christmas
Filling a Turkey With Molten Aluminium Is a Terrible Way to Cook Christmas Dinner

Toss a turkey in the oven and it cooks from the outside in, which can take hours of roasting before it’s done. But what if you cooked a turkey from the inside out? That’s what Allen Pan tried by filling a raw turkey with molten aluminium and then letting the whole thing cook, cool, and solidify. Read More >>

education
Evolution Will No Longer Be Taught in Turkish Schools

Claiming that evolution is “debatable, controversial, and too complicated for students,” Turkey’s board of education has decided to stop teaching Darwinian natural selection in its schools. The move has infuriated the country’s secular opposition, but it could embolden other countries to do the same. Read More >>

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Why Are These Turkeys Doing This?

If you’re interested in attending a Thanksgiving seance, one Twitter user has filmed the creepiest bird video you’ll see today: a gang of turkeys circling clockwise around a seemingly dead cat. Read More >>

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Wikileaks Published Dozens of Malware Links in Email Dump 

WikiLeaks published more than 80 variants of malware in the second email dump from Turkey’s ruling political party (AKP), according to security expert Vesselin Bontchev, who is also known by the pseudonym Dark Avenger. Read More >>

cybersecurity
WikiLeaks Suffering ‘Sustained Attack’ Ahead of Major Turkey Government Leaks

WikiLeaks says its infrastructure is under attack from unknown sources, with a Turkish state power faction or ally almost certainly behind the trouble. Read More >>

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust a Flamethrower Drone to Cook Your Christmas Turkey

Deep-frying your Christmas dinner? That's old news. The clip below shows a real monster of a drone, armed with a flamethrower, destroying gently cooking a turkey carcass. The poor bird isn't in the best of shape even at the very start of the video, and it only gets crunchier and less appetising as the minutes go by. Definitely don't do this at home. Unfortunately, the clip doesn’t then show the drone removing the bird from the spit, carving it and tucking into a lovely meal with the rest of its drone family. [YouTube] Read More >>

science
Turkey Does Not Make You Sleepy After You Eat It

Turkey does not make you drowsy after you eat it. Now to be clear, turkey does contain tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid which the human body doesn't naturally produce, but is essential to proper body function and, thus, must be acquired from food. Read More >>

food
Turkeys Have Doubled in Size in the Last 80 Years

Selective breeding, intensive farming and spending all their spare time on the internet has seen the average size of a farm turkey double in size over the last 80 years, with the birds increasing from an average weight of 6kg to around 13kg. Read More >>