The NP Turkey
We have a real problem this Thanksgiving:
"With a big turkey, you start running into some big problems. It takes longer to thaw if it's frozen and then exponentially longer to cook."
This means that if your 8-pound turkey cooks in 4 hours, your 16-pounder will take perhaps 1000 hours, and your 28-pounder is going to be in the oven for maybe 30,000 years.
We need to solve P = NP? fast, so that we can see if there is a polynomial-time way of cooking our birds!