With holidays around the corner, I got curious about turkey. Did you know that the big turkey you see in the store is a result of science? Over the years genetics (selective breeding) and diet have enabled the turkey to be bigger and meatier. It also makes it impossible to mother their young and stand normally, (which I find sad) According to this interesting post http://biology.about.com/od/basicgenetics/a/aa111904a.htm
For those who don't eat meat, there is tofu turkey, which makes the journey from farm to table by way of a 200 horsepower blender and a mechanical mouth. To learn more about tofurkey check this link out http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/st_processtofurkey/
So now you know the science of turkey!