We at Foley Hoag wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. And while you are gorging on turkey, cranberries and football, we remind you that patents still lurk on Thanksgiving Day! As a public service, you may wish to use (license?) this apparatus (U.S. Patent No. 9,016,190) to avoid any frying turkey explosions.
You may also wish to feast on a sweet potato named “Evangeline” (U.S. Plant Patent No. 19710). And if your kitchen is really retro, you may be mashing your potatoes with this masher from U.S. Patent No. 874,756.
Enjoy Thanksgiving responsibly!