The votes are in, and your tribute is chosen. After launching a quickie website encouraging Americans to support their favorite turkey -- a Sophie's Choice between five-month-old males Caramel and Popcorn -- the White House officially pardoned Popcorn in a ceremony on Wednesday at the White House. A nearly two-foot-tall Bread Breasted White domesticated turkey, Popcorn weighs about 38 pounds; his favorite food is corn and his favorite song is Beyonce's "Halo." Naturally.
Both Popcorn and Caramel were given a free pass by President Barack Obama, though only Popcorn participated in the official ceremony. The presentation of a turkey to the president allegedly started in 1947 under President Harry Truman, but George H. W. Bush was the first to pardon the birds from slaughter in 1989.