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Celebrating Thanksgiving with Turkey Hunting Patents

Posted: Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 @ 6:00 am | Written by Gene Quinn | 5 comments
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On this most festive of American holidays, where we emerse ourselves with family, food and football, I am once again inspired to share some thematically appropriate patents. After all, what better way to celebrate a holiday than reading patents appropriate for the festivities?

Before proceeding immediately into the discussion of various turkey related U.S. patents, allow me to first present my yearly Thanksgiving public service announcement.  This announcement is not about the perils of eating too much turkey and falling asleep before dessert, or before you have gotten your appropriate fill of the NFL.  Rather, this public service announcement is for the mathematically, or at least geometrically, challenged in the audience.

If you are going to deep fry your turkey you MUST remember 2 things (at least).  First, make sure the turkey is completely thawed! You do not want to put something frozen into a pot of boiling oil!  Second, for goodness sakes don’t fill the turkey fryer to the top with oil and then put in the turkey!  Let Archimedes be your guide.



Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Frying Patents

Posted: Thursday, Nov 24, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Written by Gene Quinn | 2 comments
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Did you know that since President George H. W. Bush started the tradition of pardoning turkeys in 1989 there have been 24 turkeys to receive Presidential Pardons, sparing them from the dinner table?  Somewhat ironically, that first turkey to receive a Presidential Pardon was sent to Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia.  In any event, the latest two turkeys to receive a Pardon were Peace and Liberty, both who received a pardon by President Barack Obama in a ceremony held on the North Portico of the White House.

But was President George H. W. Bush the first to pardon a turkey?  According to the definitive history of turkey pardons on the White House blog, the answer is technically yes but not really yes.  While there are rumors that President Lincoln issued the first pardon at the behest of his son, it is known that in 1963 President Kennedy returned the turkey sent to the White House saying: “We’ll just let this one grow.”  Perhaps not exactly a pardon, but the turkey was spared the death penalty.



Happy Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving and Turkey Patents

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 @ 9:07 pm | Written by Gene Quinn | 8 comments
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Posted in: Holiday Patents, IP News, IPWatchdog.com Articles, Museum of Obscure Patents

It is that time of the year for Americans to give thanks for all the many things we have and enjoy — family, friends, country and of course patents!  Here is hoping that everyone has a restful, peaceful and very Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Embossed Insert for Baking Pan
US Design Patent No. D527,217
Issued August 29, 2006