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Thanksgiving Turkey (Last Resort, Getty Images)Turkey Day is almost upon us, so here's a quick look at some Thanksgiving science to get you through the holiday. Be prepared to counter the old wives tale about turkey chemistry making you want to snooze after Thanksgiving dinner. If you're putting up a Christmas tree, keep it alive the next month by mixing up a batch of tree preservative. Add some color to a cheery holiday fire by making some colored fire pinecones.

Tryptophan and Tired Turkey Syndrome
How to Re-Use a Pop-Up Turkey Thermometer
How White Meat and Dark Meat Work
Make Your Own Christmas Tree Preservative
Make Poinsettia pH Paper
Colored Fire Holiday Pinecones
Baking Ingredient Substitutions

Do you have any science-related Thanksgiving projects or facts to share? You're welcome to post a comment!


November 24, 2010 at 6:20 am
(1) Donna says:

I have a friend who constantly loses a contact lense. I was wondering if I bought him a black light flashlight, if the light would help him find a lense when he loses it? Please let me know if the light would help locate a lense and please advise me where and what type of light I should buy?
iI thank you for your advice.

November 24, 2010 at 6:47 am
(2) chemistry says:

I checked this for you: no, contacts do not glow under a black light, or at least my soft lenses do not.

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