Microwave a Turkey?

In case your kids call asking how long the turkey needs to spend in the microwave in order to have it ready for Thanksgiving dinner, don’t fret. It’s just a viral prank. 

But is it even possible to nuke the holiday meal centerpiece?

Butterball has stepped up to answer that question. While microwaving a 25-pound turkey is “a little ambitious,” according to the company, halve the weight and it would be “no challenge at all,” adding if anyone needs instructions, “Give us a call … and we’ll walk you through it step-by-step.” In case you think Butterball is trolling the internet, they confirmed to Fox News that it’s completely safe to microwave a turkey as long as it’s small.

Butterball walked The Today Show through the process earlier this week.  Find out more here.