Photo: flickr/martha_chapa95To celebrate Thanksgiving, we've compiled a list of scientific articles related to turkey, eating, and even pilgrims. Some of the links are to previous posts, but others go right to the primary literature. Enjoy! 1.
"A randomised trial involving 15 turkeys was performed in order to evaluate skin disruption scores and cosmetic outcomes following the use of different suture patterns. " 2.
"The typical spices used in winter include nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and anise. These spices contain two groups of chemicals, the allylbenzenes and their isomers, the propenylbenzenes. It was suggested 40 years ago by Alexander Shulgin that these substances act as metabolic precursors of amphetamines." 3.
"Overall, a significant (P < 0.05) increase in BW was found between pre (72.1 kg) and post (72.6 kg) Thanksgiving holiday" 4. Pilgrims sailing the Titanic: Plausibility effects on memory for misinformation. "In Experiment 1, we presented stories containing inaccurate plausible statements (e.g., "The Pilgrims' ship was the Godspeed"), inaccurate implausible statements (e.g., . . . the Titanic), or accurate statements (e.g., . . . the Mayflower). " 5.