Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, families gather round the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving. Declared a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, Thanksgiving is uniquely American, as are most of the foods associated with it, including the star of the show, turkey. According to the National Turkey Federation, 88 percent of Americans eat the beloved bird every Thanksgiving. With that in mind, we've taken this opportunity to honor some of the wackiest and wisest patents and inventions associated with the Thanksgiving feast.
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