Turkeys attacking cops

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The above clip from a U.K. television show compiles dashcam footage of turkeys attacking police officers. It continues below:

The following video of a terrified reporter being pursued by a turkey is even better.

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911 call from NJ postmaster: "I have a carrier that's being attacked by wild turkeys"

Image: Flickr/Teddy Llovet

A New Jersey mail carrier was trapped inside his truck when aggressive wild turkeys surrounded it. His postmaster called 911.

From abc7ny.com:

When officers arrived, they scared the turkeys away by walking toward them.

The mail carrier was not injured during the incident, but mail service was briefly held up to three homes on the street.

Word in the neighborhood is that the mail carrier was a substitute -- and wasn't familiar with the birds.

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Turkey testicle eat-off founder is pretty relaxed about nearby town copying his festival

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Because there are plenty of turkey testicles for everyone who is inclined to eat turkey testicles.

Biosensors inspired by turkeys

UC Berkeley researchers took inspiration from a turkey's color-changing wattle to design a biosensor that detects toxins or pathogens. Turkey wattles change between blue and red as the blood vessels between the collagen fibers swell or contract. The researchers used benign viruses to self-assemble into collagen fiber-like structures that change colors as they expand and contract when exposed to chemicals like hexane, methanol, and even TNT.

“In our lab, we study how light is generated and changes in nature, and then we use what we learn to engineer novel devices,” said professor Seung-Wuk Lee who co-led the research.

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How turkeys fly

Turkeys do fly. But they're built more for running, with powerful legs. Those legs, though, come in handy when the birds do take to the air. Unlike other large birds that need a relatively long runway to launch themselves skyward, turkeys can basically just jump up and take off — sort of the helicopter to other birds' 747. Read the rest