Friday, November 8, 2013

Fun Find: The Menurkey

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We have our good friend Cathy Keisha to thank for this Fun Find!

You might have heard rumors that this year's holiday season is a bit unusual. It's the first time since 1888 that Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the first night of Chanukah converge.

For those who might be interested in observing this most rare of occasions, we present to you:

The Menurkey!

Invented by 9 year old Asher Weintraub of Brooklyn, NY, the Menurkey will set you back a good $50 - but hey, it's a once in an era kind of a thing!

Loads of lore surround this mysterious beast - and the confluence of the holidays, too.  For instance, you may have heard that this will not occur for another 77,000 years. While that's not exactly true (the next occurrence will be in 2070 - provided Thanksgiving is still observed on the fourth Thursday in November at that time) it's still rare enough to be worthy of a unique centerpiece!

To read more about the Menurkey and the unique intersection of holidays this year, here are a few links for you.

Chanukah/Thanksgiving past and future dates
About Menurkey inventer, Asher Weintraub


  1. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Now that's a conversation starting invention!

    Very fun!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  3. That puts the FUN in funfind!!! teehee!!

  4. Cool! From a 9 yr old huh? Gee...I's 11 and the coolest ting I do is drop a piece of my dry kibble (I'm almost only eating wet food now-mom sez dat better fer me but she still leaves out a handful of dry every day)into my water bowl and watch it balloon up! MOL!

  5. That's really cool!!

    The Florida Furkids

  6. I love this, and I love it even more knowing someone so young invented it.

  7. What a FUN find CK found for your fun-find post :)

  8. Oh my, that is awesome and funny all at the same time! Someone must get a menurkey!
    Have a great weekend.

  9. Interesting! I wonder why it's been so long since something like this has happened. Time is a weird thing sometimes!

  10. That would make an interesting centerpiece. Too bad we don't celebrate Chanukan and we never have lit candles in the house.

  11. Whoa! I thought of you guys the instant I saw this in my local paper. Yeah, TW still gets a real paper. It's very cool.

  12. This years moon has moved up all the Holidays it is cool to have it so early. And what a unique way to celebrate with a Menurkey.

  13. How fun is that!!!
    And invented by a 9 year old... Love it!
    ; )

    So do you have to take a nap after you burn the Menurkey?

  14. That's fab - what a brilliant idea!

  15. This is a great idea. Shows we still have very inventive children in our great country that hopefully will grow up and help solve our pressing problems.

    We are Mewish but lean a bit towards eclectic Buddhist medication so... We enjoy Christmas and all celebrations.

    Grand stuff keep em coming

    Timmy and Family

  16. We didn't know about the holidays falling together this year. We think Asher was quite creative. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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