Parents can have a sick sense of humor, which is why some love scaring their kids with the pregnant turkey prank.
The parents in the video, above, could hardly wait for their girls to discover this macabre family-dinner surprise on Thanksgiving.
"What is it?" the parents ask in the video.
"I swear, it's like a baby chicken," one now-traumatized girl responds.
In another pregnant turkey prank, a flustered family member asks, "How can this be possible?" The simple answer is: It's not.
A quick lesson in turkey biology: Turkeys, like chickens, lay eggs in order to reproduce. After about 28 days, those eggs hatch, and little turkeys come into the world. These turkeys eat, grow and eventually, some of them become the turkeys we eat. At no point in this process does a little baby turkey live inside another turkey.
The fully cooked birds inside the turkeys in these videos are cornish hens.
One video of the prank, pulled on an unsuspecting daughter by her mother, has been making the viral rounds, though it's a year old:
A search on YouTube reveals that there are quite a few parents out there who are working toward turning their kids into vegetarians:
So the next time you're invited to carve the turkey and someone (say, your mom) flips out her phone to record the proceedings, be prepared.
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