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#1 Hum

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:36

Aleena Headrick of Waynesboro, Georgia spotted a strange sight in front of her home recently.

Headrick told WAGT NBC 26 News, “I was driving by, I saw this giant Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in my yard, and I thought for sure that I was hallucinating.

So I called my teenagers who were at home and checked to, had them go outside."

Headrick was not seeing things. There was in fact a huge 7-foot Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in front of her house, and the family had no clue who it belonged to nor where it came from.

The closest KFC is 5.5 miles away.

The distinctive sign has already become a landmark in the area and people have stopped to take pictures with the beastly bucket.

Headrick’s landlord and owner of the home, Freddie Taylor. Taylor collects signs like this one and he thinks the bucket is an antique piece. He said, "That bucket right there, if you notice it, it don’t say KFC. It says Kentucky Fried Chicken. That bucket's probably forty years old."

Taylor plans on mounting the bucket atop a pole so it can be seen from further away.

Headrick is ok with that idea saying, "It's unusual but it makes really good landmarks when people come to our house. You can just say, ‘Come down to the giant you know, the giant KFC bucket and turn right.’"

Clearly Headrick has a good sense of humor about the odd monument. "Too often we need something to laugh about and so I put it on Facebook and told them that I would bring chicken to the next potluck," joked Headrick adding, "Maybe we'll get giant mashed potatoes next to it."

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#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:47

there is one of those buckets on top of the signs of all the KFC restaurants in my area, they are all very old stores.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 13:39

How much fried chicken will it hold ... ? :p



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 13:43

Recent cyclone activity?



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 14:16

At least the current tenant isn't black -- otherwise the "racist" comments would be abound!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 14:21

Old logo too!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 18:56

I suspect the local KFC store wanted some free advertising. :p



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:01

I don't think I would keep the bucket and mount it on a pole as they said they're going to do. That thing would be going on Ebay!



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 13:46

KFC sends family fried chicken

 

Last week, a Georgia family was surprised to find a 7ft tall KFC bucket in their back yard.

“I was driving by, I saw this giant Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in my yard, and I thought for sure I was hallucinating,” Aleena Headrick told the local NBC affiliate. " It's unusual but it makes really landmarks to our house. We can just say, 'come down to the giant KFC bucket and turn right.'"

KFC's PR team immediately jumped on the strange news event, asking Facebook fans what they would do if they woke up to the same circumstance.

One wise commenter noted, "I don't know but there better be chicken inside of it."

But alas, the bucket was empty. So KFC's PR team is going to do something about it.

"We have been in touch with her and we’re working on a date when we can deliver Kentucky Fried Chicken and all the fixings for her and her family,” a spokesman said.

The chain officially changed its name from Kentucky Fried Chicken to KFC in 1991. The sign is estimated to be 30 to 40 years old. It was dropped off for the Headrick's landlord, who collects signs in his spare time.

 

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:48

Get in my belly!!