Bronze and white turkeys are reared on poultry farmers Tim & Lynne Lindley's 'Hostingley Farm Free Range' near Dewsbury, northern England, on November 23, 2016. The turkeys and geese are reared from day-old chicks until they are slaughtered, plucked, hung and prepared all on site, ready for Christmas. / AFP / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) (Afp/getty Images)

Look Again: Turkey Edition

Fascinating world views from a frozen turkey engulfed in flames to future Christmas turkey dinners in England


Salon Staff
November 24, 2016 2:41AM (UTC)
Look Again is a daily series presenting the best photographs of the previous 24 hours, curated and written by Salon's writers and editors.

 

Rockville, Maryland   Gary Cameron/Reuters
A frozen turkey engulfed in flames after it is dropped in a hot deep fryer 

Granted, I have never eaten deep-fried turkey–I hear it's delicious. But is it really so delicious that it's worth the very real risk of a gigantic flaming turkeymageddon? If I ever see it on a restaurant menu, I'll be sure to order it.

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–Benjamin Wheelock, senior art director

 

Dewsbury, England   Oli Scarff/Getty
Bronze and white turkeys are reared on Hostingley Farm Free Range in northern England

This majestic white turkey must be so pissed he's sharing the same breathing room with the rest of these boring, ordinary bronze turkeys. Unfortuntaley for him, he doesnt realize all turkeys taste the same with potatoes and gravy.

–Jillian Kestenbaum, office manager

 

Dewsbury, England   Oli Scarff/Getty
An adult male bronze turkey on Hostingley Farm Free Range in northern England

For six months, I lived terrorized by a Turkey. It would jump on me on my way to class. Sometimes, it would follow me around at a safe, prudent distance; other times, it would block the road and decide I had to take another route."It's just a turkey," you might be tempted to say. Well, no. Listen to this This American Life episode and next time you see a turkey standing all puffed up in front of you, remember, "It's just a turkey."

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–Mireia Triguero Roura, editorial assistant

 

Cairo, Egypt   Mohamed El-Shahed/Getty
A yellow budgerigar sits in an enclosure at the Giza Zoo

Meanwhile, at the Giza Zoo in Egypt, the wisest budgerigar suddenly turned around, wide eyed, and began to speak. "I felt a disturbance in the Force," she chirped, "as if millions of gobbles sounded out and were suddenly silenced. And then I felt very glad to be a parakeet on this day. I don't know why, exactly, I just do. Now hand me some millet."

–Melanie McFarland, TV critic


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