A team of veterinarians have taken time away from helping fluffy animals to focus on what's really important: dinner. Specifically, what's the best way to sew your holiday bird back up after you've deboned and stuffed it?
The group tried four different surgical suture patterns to secure the bird, but all of them resulted in torn skin and a sadly scarred main course. The solution? A fifth bird, which was closed up with metal surgical staples instead of stitches, was by far the fittest for presentation at the holiday table.
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Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.