Here is a reprint from my blog, one year ago today. It's a timely subject that you might be interested in re-reading, on this day after Thanksgiving.
Turkey fry in the sky: Ben Franklin reviews new invention
This future world of yours continues to amaze and astound me. Just this morning I learned of another new miraculous invention, introduced just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
In a story reported by Yahoo News on the internet, a company in the colony of (excuse me, state of) Maryland, called Intelligent UAS, has now come up with a new way to cook the traditional Thanksgiving turkey – with the help of an airborne drone!
For me, a simple man of the 1700s, taking to the air like birds is revolutionary enough, but combining it with the art of cooking really puts the icing on the cake!
Apparently, the remote-controlled drone hoists the turkey into the air, then hovers for a moment and lowers it into a deep fryer (basically, a pot of boiling oil).
This new method of turkey fry in the sky is being touted by some as “setting a new standard for ‘the most American way to cook a turkey,’ even better than bacon-wrapped and Rice Krispie turkeys.”
There is a video of the entire procedure which you may watch on Youtube at http://youtu.be/kO0KsU9xFj8
Unfortunately, you are also advised at the end of the video not to try this at home. So for the time being, it is a genuine scientific marvel, but not yet fully commercialized for mass market distribution.
Your humble servant,