Frying a turkey on Thanksgiving is a tradition that goes way back to our original settlers. You would think with that much time to practice we’d have this on lock… WRONG!! Hit the jump to see some wild cookin’..

*We’re happy to report no one was hurt during the cooking of these Turkeys*

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Every family has a Thanksgiving tradition. Some do potluck, some oven roast their bird, and some just dunk them in a vat of boiling oil. Unfortunately, that latter tradition also forebears another time-honored holiday repast—structural fires. Here are some of the most destructively-impressive turkey tragedies of Thanksgivings past.