So let's say Thanksgiving has just snuck up on you (what do you mean it's this Thursday?). I suppose you could go the faster route via microwave.

Now, this is turning out to be a Thanksgiving prank that millennials are doing to their parents -- which I find hilarious and awesome, as a geriatric-level millennial myself. See the parental freak-outs on Buzzfeed here.

But did you know you can actually cook a turkey in the microwave?

Mashable used a 12-pound turkey and about two hours of varying microwave cooking techniques. You can see the tutorial here.