1. Tech

    Turkish Citizens Unhappy With Twitter Ban Express Their Outrage… on Twitter

    The Turkish Prime minister wasn't too happy with some things that were being said on Twitter. So, in a completely reasonable effort to make sure Turkish citizens don't have a platform to freely speak their minds (because who wants that?), he banned Twitter. Well, he tried, but it's not working out so well.

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  2. Science

    Thanksgiving Protip: Saying Turkey Makes You Sleepy Makes You Sound Like a Jerk

    Turkey doesn't make you sleepy. It doesn't. Stop saying it does, because it doesn't. Yes, turkey has tryptophan. Yes, tryptophan is used as a sleep aid. NO. Turkey does not make you sleepy. Don't believe us? Here's Aaron Carol of the YouTube show Healthcare Triage to explain just why this myth is so completely not true.

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  3. Weird

    White House Wants America to Vote for Their Favorite Thanksgiving Turkey Because of Reasons

    Hey, remember when people still really liked voting for President Obama? The White House sure does. They're trying to capture the democratic magic once again, but since Obama's not up for re-election, they want you to vote for your favorite Thanksgiving turkey. Because there's nothing else that needs solving in America right now. Yup.

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  4. Science

    World’s Oldest Board Game Found in Turkey

    Archeologists have the coolest job pretty much ever. It's not all accidentally bringing mummies back to life, fighting Nazis, or stopping evil cults, but even the real-life ones make really cool discoveries. Recently, a team of archaeologists found what they believe to be the world's oldest game in a 5,000 year old Bronze Age burial site in Turkey.

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  5. Weird

    Respect: Turkish Man Dons Wire Head Cage To Quit Smoking

    42-year-old Ibrahim Yucel has smoked for more than two-and-a-half decades, but he's trying to give up the habit for his family's sake. It hasn't proven an easy task, though, so Yucel has developed a rather extreme way to help him kick the habit -- every day, he dons a wire helmet that makes it impossible for him to smoke a cigarette. The Saw-style head cage doesn't prevent Yucel from wanting a cigarette at work, but since the Turkish father of three leaves the keys to the locked helmet with his wife and kids every day, it does prevent him from following through on the craving.

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  6. Tech

    Turkish Government to Ban Fake Social Media Accounts

    Anti-government protests in Turkey have gotten increasingly violent over the past month. Thousands have been injured in clashes with law enforcement. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag claims social media has become the protestors primary weapon, and that he intends to "lay down some rules."

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  7. Science

    Doing It Wrong: Guineafowl Imported To Kill Ticks In Turkey May Spread Them Instead

    Importing a non-native species to help keep an undesired animal in check is...well, let's just say that calling it an inexact science is pretty generous. For the latest proof of this, one need look no further than the case of guineafowl in Turkey. The birds, which are native to Africa and about as big as a large chicken or small turkey, were brought to Turkey to stem the spread of ticks that can be carriers of Congo-Crimean hemmhoragic fever. One researcher, though, is suggesting that rather than eating the ticks as planned, the fowl may be acting as new vectors to help them spread.

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  8. Weird

    So You Want to Be A Turkey Hunter [Video]

    If you still haven't bought a turkey, it's not too late. Just follow these tips on how to become a turkey hunter and you'll be handling turkey poop and making silly noises before you know it! Whether or not you actually manage to get a turkey is another matter altogether.

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  9. Weird

    Inflatable Turkey For Thanksgiving Dieters

    There are a whole bunch of problems with preparing a turkey. The amount of work involved is crazy, it takes a long time to cook, you have to make stuffing in conjunction, and it's delicious. Ok, well that last one isn't a problem really, unless you're on a diet, I guess. But it's Thanksgiving, you should be giving thanks for your freedom to be on a diet and you should do that by eating a whole bunch of turkey. If you still insist on being a spoilsport, you can just get an inflatable turkey from The Party Animal and salivate over some tender, seasoned plastic with a delicious air filling. Yum.

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  10. Entertainment

    Batman: More Meanings Than You’d Think

    On this lovely Sunday afternoon, we would like to share one of our favorite internet secrets: The Wikipedia page Batman (Disambiguation). Did you know that the ancient Persian batman weighed about six and a half pounds? We were surprised at how many other things Batman refers to, but we were not surprised that most of them are comedy gold

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