turkey surgery

For ScienceNOW last week, I wrote a quick item about turkey surgery. Well, how to close up your stuffed turkey. If you, like me, thought, “Why would you need to close up a turkey?” I will explain. Apparently some people who know what they’re doing take the major bones out of the turkey before stuffing it. You end up with kind of a floppy turkey roll, so you have to sew it back together so it will hold its shape while it cooks.

The story is about a bunch of European veterinarians who wanted to figure out the best suture pattern for closing up a turkey. (Skin staples won. Ew.)

My story also ran on Wired Science.

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