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Avoiding Fried Turkey Disaster (Infographic)

The dangers in introducing icy frozen turkeys to a pot of searing hot fry oil. Just part of our wall to wall Thanksgiving coverage.
The dangers in introducing icy frozen turkeys to a pot of searing hot fry oil. Just part of our wall to wall Thanksgiving coverage. (Image credit: Karl Tate, LiveScience Contributor)

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner for some involves a large pot of hot oil. That's right, a deep-fried turkey. While the sizzling method can mean a quicker time from pot to table, caution must be taken before strapping on your apron. Here's some science to tuck into your apron for safe turkey frying.

Karl Tate
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.