10 Thanksgiving Turkey Horror Stories

Ever burned your bird beyond recognition? Or forgot to remove the plastic-wrapped giblets before roasting? You're not alone. Our brave home cooks share their funniest — and most tragic — turkey tales.
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    Fail #5: Falling Prey to Turkey Pranks

    "One year when our neighbors were at church, we snuck over to their house and substituted a Cornish game hen for their turkey and took their real turkey to roast in our oven. Boy were their faces red when they brought the 'tiny turkey' to share!" -Paula Martin

    Our Tip: Always lock your front door and beware of mischievous neighbors!

    Photo by Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker

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