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The Turkey Thawing Calculator You Might Need

If it's your first time to make turkey this Thanksgiving, you might be wondering how many hours must you wait for your turkey to thaw. Good for you, you don't have to wonder anymore! Just visit this brilliant website by Omni Calculator where you can also find more calculators for various things including Chemistry Calculators, Everyday Life Calculators, Finance Calculators, Food Calculators, and many more.

The Omni Calculator website is home to calculators that can determine many things, including how long you can be in the sun safely, to the odds of your town having a white Christmas. It now has a dedicated tool for finding how long it will take you to prep your turkey in time for a socially distanced holiday. The Turkey Thawing Calculator was created by Jagiellonian University cognitive science graduate Maria Kluziak with the help of Wojciech Sas, a Ph.D. candidate in molecular magnetism and nanostructures at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Poland.
The fundamental problem is that you need to add heat to the frozen bird to unfreeze it without also encouraging the growth of bacteria. To do this, you have to put the turkey somewhere where it will heat up slowly and evenly. There is a trick, though; this can take a long time because of the amount of energy involved. Exactly how long you need to spend on it can be hard to determine if you've never done it before.
This is where practical, day-to-day science comes in. The processes of heating something are well-studied areas of thermodynamics which we use every day.

This is where practical, day-to-day science comes in. The processes of heating something are well-studied areas of thermodynamics which we use every day.

Read more at Big Think to know how they compute everything!

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Forget all this - use The Engineer's Method:
Get Igloo or equal ice chest large enough to hold the turkey.Place frozen turkey in ice chest and add cool tap water until the turkey floats.Close ice chest, store indoors in cool location.Turn turkey over after 6 hours.Turkey will be safely defrosted and ready to dress for oven in 12 hours or less. To have ready for Thanksgiving dinner, begin at 6pm the day before and it will be ready to go by early the next morning, allowing plenty of time to dress and roast.
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