World’s Strangest

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Mathematically Optimal Potatoes

(Video Link) Mathematician Vivian Hart wishes you an operative and efficient Thanksgiving. To aid this endeavor, she offers this tutorial on how to maximize the gravy capacity of a pile of mashed potatoes. -via The Mary Sue

The Nation’s Strangest Hot Dogs

I love hot dogs, but usually I go for the standard toppings. For those of you with more adventurous palates though, Serious Eats has a great selection of bizarre but delicious dog toppings from restaurants around the nation. My favorite are the turkey dogs above with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and a side of cranberry [...]

Recirculating Gravy Fountain

The finish is crude, but that just adds to the charm. Anyway, the concept is brilliant: an eternal fountain of warm gravy. Instructables user turkey tek rigged this arrangement based on a peristaltic pump powered by an electric drill. Link via J-Walk Blog

Bacon Soda

Jones Soda, the folks who brought you a turkey-flavored soft drink, is offering a limited run of bacon flavored soda. They’ve teamed up with J&D’s Foods to offer a gift pack featuring two bottles of soda with bacon popcorn and bacon gravy for $9.95 plus shipping. Bacon… where will it all end? Link to story. [...]

World Gravy Wrestling Championship 2010

Fighters have battled it out in over 1,000 litres of gravy as part of the 4th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships.Dozens of competitors – all in fancy dress – attended the Lancashire event to grapple with each other in the 14ft pool filled with gravy an inch deep.As over 1,000 fans cheered them on, points [...]