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Monday, November 22, 2010

Turkey Bomb

I live in the state of Missouri, which happens to rank 9th in the country in Thanksgiving Day fires. Just across the river, Illinois ranks #2.

The danger: deep frying turkeys.

It's a true recipe for disaster. First, you take your All-American partially thawed turkey. Then you have your regular outdoor deep fryer filled to the top with hot oil. Thirdly, you add a nimrod that drops the frozen turkey into the overflowing deep fryer. Finally, make sure you do all of this on a wooden deck.

Result: a major insurance claim.

Don't be like this guy in the video below.
Because you can't give thanks if you are dead.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Perplexio said...

Thanksgiving dinner is unhealthy enough... Do we REALLY need to be deep frying the turkeys? I know, even better lets wrap them in bacon before we deep fry them!

11/22/2010 9:35 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I love that it took them 2.5 minutes to come to the conclusion to disconnect the propane.

Happy Thanksgiving, Phoenix. May it be smoke-free and the dinner crashers aren't in full on firefighting gear.

11/22/2010 10:14 PM  
Blogger Phats said...

Anything deep fried works for me! I am sure Indiana is high on that list!! :)

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving

11/24/2010 12:13 AM  
Blogger angel, jr. said...

Happy Thanksgiving....my brother in law is deep frying a turkey. But he's uber careful, so I'm pretty sure, none of those disasaters will happen to him.

11/24/2010 2:45 PM  
Blogger delmer said...

I let the Colonel do all my poultry frying.

12/30/2010 8:22 AM  

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