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South Carolina Has Trouble Cooking Turkeys



Last year we brought our readers a report on South Carolina’s less-than-impressive national standing when it came to clumsiness with iPhones (fourth-clumsiest) and iPads (first-clumsiest).

Prepare to chalk up another measure of Palmetto State brilliance …

According to data collected by State Farm from 2005-2012, South Carolina ranked second in the nation in per capita Thanksgiving Day fires. Only Alaska (you betcha!) outpaced the Palmetto State.

News of South Carolina’s turkey cooking problems was first reported by Hanna Raskin, food critic for The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier.

Wanna not kill yourself this Thanksgiving? Courtesy of Butterball, here’s a list of helpful hints for deep frying a turkey … 

Of course those hints do require the cook to be literate, which is always a hit-or-miss proposition in South Carolina. Hmmmmm …