Friday Frivolities: Presidential poultry, illegal selfie sticks, frozen flying things and more

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Five bits of frivolity for a hearty dose of Friday distraction.

Watch President Obama pardon a Thanksgiving turkey named 'Cheese'

I wonder if he gets just how lucky he is.

South Korea bans the selfie stick, threatening jail time 

​The Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning is asking citizens to help “root out the distribution of illegal broadcasting communication devices such as uncertified camera extender rods” (selfie sticks). Read more here.

Russian passengers have to push plane in -59 degree weather

In a small Russian town called 'Igarka' It was so cold that the tyres of a passenger plane became stuck to the ground. None of them seem too worried about it and apparently take off and landing went off without a hitch. Only in Russia.

The Aztec death whistle is the stuff of nightmares

You can't really use sprinklers in a Canadian winter

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