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Memorable Calls to the Butterball Hotline

The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line was launched 35 years ago for customers who have questions about turkey, specifically cooking one. In recent years, they've hired 50 trained experts to answer calls in November and December, and they get more than 10,000 calls on Thanksgiving Day. In all that time, you know they've heard some strange cooking dilemmas. Talk-Line co-director Sue Smith shares some of them.  

"We had one mom call, and she was stuffing the turkey, and the kids had their little Matchbox cars, and they would park them in the garage, so to speak. So they went to carve the turkey and found the cars in the stuffing. And the kids were like, 'There they are!' I had them throw away the stuffing, but the rest of the turkey was fine."

Don't eat Matchbox car stuffing. Do eat Matchbox car turkey. Thanksgiving saved.

Some problems are funny, and then there are heartwarming tales of people who've never cooked a turkey before, but got the help they needed. Read those stories at Popular Mechanics. -via Digg

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