Here are the Ten States Where the Most People Blow Themselves Up Frying Turkeys on Thanksgiving:
According to State Farm insurance, fire departments are called to at least 1,000 MAJOR FIRES or EXPLOSIONS because of turkey frying accidents every Thanksgiving. And those fires cause more than $15 MILLION in property damage.
From 2007 through last year, the state where the most people BLEW THEMSELVES UP or set themselves or their house on fire during turkey frying was . . . Texas.
The rest of the top 10 states with the most turkey frying disasters are: Illinois, New York, Ohio, Florida, California, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and South Carolina.
State Farm also says the number one thing you can do to avoid starting an accidental turkey frying fire is to cook a safe distance away from your home . . . DON'T set up the fryer in your garage or on your patio.
A Woman in California Delivered Her Baby at a Gas Station . . . and Named it "Shell":
Around 6:30 P.M. on Friday, 27-year-old Kimberly Thomas of Oakland, California was rushing to the hospital to deliver a baby. Her boyfriend was driving, but the baby couldn't wait.
As they were driving through a neighborhood called Knowland Park, the baby started coming out, so Kimberly's boyfriend pulled into a Shell gas station. And right there, in the parking lot, Kimberly gave birth.
Fortunately for her, three police officers were at the station and ran over to help. And one of them was a former nursing assistant.
Kimberly gave birth to a healthy baby boy, and named him . . . Knowland Shell. Because, yeah, she gave birth to him at a Shell station in Knowland Park.