This is a big day for those of us in the US – it's a day of food, family, friends, and more food. It's the day we all get together and celebrate what we're thankful for (which, really, should be every day). It's also a day strongly associated with turkeys. In fact, turkeys are the Santa Claus of Thanksgiving... except they don't actually bring gifts. I mean, unless you count their glorious meaty bodies as "gifts," in which case they do. But I don't think that's really a voluntary decision, so it has nothing to do with goodwill towards men. Either way, we're glad those delicious birds are around for our consumption. Thanks for existing, tiny-headed-big-bodied birds!

Since these tasty fowls are such an important part of our day here in America, we decided to honor them the best way we know how: with hand turkeys. By the sweat of our brows, we've crafted some of the finest hand turkeys on this side of your local kindergarten classroom, and we think it's a damn fine flock. Without further ado, here are the Hand Turkeys from the Android Police Team.


David's turkey is the rare breed that's actually born wearing a bowtie. If you've never had the honor of seeing one in person, his depiction is basically spot-on.

Turkey - David


TIL turkeys' bodies are shaped like peanuts. But those eyes are something else. Mesmerizing, beautiful, and full of love – like they're staring into your very soul. Hello there little peanut-shaped turkey, we love you too.



Here we have another rarity – the hand turkey that takes its name very seriously. While it's the smallest of all turkeys, a human-sized hand is actually part of its anatomy, and it's constantly seeking a high-five from passers-by.

Turkey - Liam


Artem doesn't actually understand the point of a hand turkey, so here's a picture of a potato instead.



Ah, the construction paper method. Always a classic. You may think this is just the same hand cut out four times to fill out the turkey's beautiful plumage, but no. Little known fact, Pam actually has four left hands. We call her lefty.


Bertel went all out with two turkeys – a chalk turkey and the illusive KitKat turkey. Sure, it's not made from a hand, but it's abstract and we're OK with that. Plus, who doesn't love KitKats?

Turkey - Bertel #2 Turkey - Bertel #3 KitKat


Ryan's is probably the most realistic of all the hand turkeys. What, you've never seen a red, black, blue, orange, and brown turkey that looks like a hand wearing a little hat? You need to get out more.



We know what you're thinking – no, Jeremiah doesn't have four right hands. But his turkey has a gardening hat and "that little wobbly thing on the beak." What more do you want?



The Matrix: Return of Smith. What you don't realize is that this was actually the fourth Matrix movie, where Smith comes back as a turkey. Unfortunately it got canned before it could go into production due to the shortage of stunt turkeys in Hollywood at the time. That, and Laurence Fishburne is actually terrified of large birds.


And now you know why we write – because art clearly isn't our thing. Seriously, though, Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US, and happy regular Thursday to everyone else! Thanks for reading – without you guys, we wouldn't have a site to post these hand turkeys on.

  • Trent Callahan

    This made my day(:

    EDIT: Thanks for being different from all the other sites<3

  • http://farukahmet.blogspot.com/ Faruk Ahmet

    Well, a "happy holiday" to you from Turkey.
    The country.

    • Lorexae

      Here, take my vote and my lol

      • http://farukahmet.blogspot.com/ Faruk Ahmet

        Thanks :) It can become a bit frustrating at times, though. Whenever I try to follow the tag "Turkey" on some site, say, Metafilter etc, the posts are rarely about my country and mostly about carving techniques and stuffing and flu. Grr.

    • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

      Hey Dude Thanks from The Puny LOL ^_^ Happy Holidays to you too, Love and Greetings from India :)

      • http://farukahmet.blogspot.com/ Faruk Ahmet

        Hehe. Did you know that the Turkish name for turkey is "Hindi", and your country "Hindi-stan", meaning "Turkey-land". Haha. Apparently the first Americans, when they saw the bird in the new lands, thought it was the same bird they knew from the Ottoman (Turkish) lands so they named it "turkey". And when we saw it later we thought it was the same bird with what we had been calling "the Indian chicken" so we just named it "Hindi/Indian" :)


        • CERN

          India is known as Hindustan not Hindistan. I know. One letter. But there's a huge difference. The first's a language and second is a religion. Land of Hindus

          • http://farukahmet.blogspot.com/ Faruk Ahmet

            I'm talking about Turkish. Hindi means Indian in Turkish and the country is called Hindistan. Of course it's not named after the bird or anything, like Turkey is not named after the bird—the opposite. I don't know what you're objecting to, to be honest.

          • Aravind J Nampoothiry

            So you guys eat Hindi???? :-D

    • Chris

      There is a connection, I am telling you!

    • Larizard

      this made me lol so hard, im still tearing up.

  • Sam Hollis

    Will you be auctioning off these fine specimens?

    I want a Cameron Turkey!

    • Trent Callahan

      I want Ryan's!

      • RyanWhitwam

        You can pry it from my cold, dead hands.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Be careful what you wish for on the internet.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Actually, I've already been contacted by the President about my turkey. He wants to put it in the National Hand Turkey Museum. He said its eyes are the most hypnotic they've ever seen.

  • http://www.virtuaniz.com/ Akshat Mittal

    A potato. :P

    btw, Thanks for being so awesome! ;) #ThanksGiving

  • http://www.tech-help.it/ Stefano Cirimele

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US ;)

  • Shitiz Garg

    TIL: No one at AP actually knows what a turkey is and how to cook it

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    My hand turkey was so delicious that I ate it. With potatoes. That one potato was all I had left.

    • Shitiz Garg

      AP not doing so good these days eh?

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Ha, thanks! you too have a nice regular Thursday :-) or to you Android Police and US happy thanksgiving.

  • CERN

    Happy Thanksgiving :)

  • Cole Boggess

    This is why I read Android Police

    • Anfronie

      I second this reasoning!!

      • TeddyBrosefvelt


        I'll leave now.

  • Bluewall

    We don't do Thanksgiving in Switzerland but hey, Happy Thanksgiving guys !

  • Mystery Man

    Agent smith turkey is epic

  • A_Noyd

    It got canned? So it was canned turkey?

  • Brian Davis

    This is the reason I come back to this blog.

    You guys are awesome.

  • yuou

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    • Captain Spaulding

      That's not a Samsung Galaxy S4, that's a knockoff. The S4 has a quad core processor, not dual.

  • Al McDowall

    Happy Thanksgiving guys. And just wanted to say that Bertel's Kit Kat turkey, while not being made of hands, is in fact made of fingers....

  • cabbiebot

    You guys are the best. Hope you all have a great holiday.

  • theunknown

    The Entire post made me laugh, thanks guys.
    BTW - I remember reading someplace that an author and a poet practice the art of Literature. So all of you are artists.

    Happy Thanksgiving :)

  • hyperbolic

    Happy Chanuka from Israel :p

  • Roemraw

    Liam's Turkey is the best one!

  • Chris

    Lost it when I saw the potato.