Before you head off for your weekend of sunburns, looking for parking spots at the beach, and waiting for fireworks, please enjoy this cautionary tale from your pals at Eater. There's really nothing like a summer barbecue (and beer) to bring out the idiot in everyone, so here now, in order from purposeful lighter fluid explosions to potential injury, the best barbecue disaster videos we could find. Happy Independence Day, America. (If this isn't enough for you, check out the round up from Memorial Day 2011.) And remember: where there's smoke, there's inevitably some dumbass willing to pour an entire bottle of lighter fluid on it. Do not try this at home.
by Paula Forbes