Diary: We do genetically mutated, beakless organisms right!

Think the real reason Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC was to promote its healthier, non-fried products? Think again, says an e-mail that has been circulating online.

Think the real reason Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC was to promote its healthier, non-fried products? Think again, says an e-mail that has been circulating online.

Think the real reason Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to

KFC was to promote its healthier, non-fried products? Think again, says

an e-mail that has been circulating online.



Supposedly, the ’finger-lickin’ good’ products are not chicken at all,

but are made up of genetically altered, featherless, beakless organisms

kept alive in test tubes. And here we thought the secret to the

Colonel’s original recipe was fried rat, based on a rumor that

circulated a few years ago!



Oddly enough, the University of New Hampshire has also been dragged into

the controversy, since the e-mail claims that UNH conducted a study on

KFC’s products.



While the folks at UNH have better things to do than research KFC, they

have taken time out of their schedules to loudly refute the claims by

prominently posting a ’chicken hoax’ Web link off of UNH’s home

page.



That should make for some good recruits next year.



The good news for KFC is that online sources such as Urban Legends and

About.com have denounced it as a hoax. The bad news is that the e-mail

is probably being circulated by the same people who still believe the

Gap is going to send them free clothes. And while a KFC rep describes

this as ’baseless and utter science fiction,’ that hasn’t stopped

concerned customers from calling in about ’Frankenchicken,’ as About.com

has tabbed it. This should keep KFC’s public relations department busy

for quite some time. But at least they’ll have something to snack on in

the late-night hours



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