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KFC Is Launching a Zinger Chicken Sandwich Into Space

Yes, the company is serious about it and the said space flight is scheduled this June 21!

In what is probably the most elaborate (and extremely expensive, too, we suppose) advertising campaign ever in the history of the world, Kentucky Fried Chicken has officially announced that they will be launching a Zinger chicken sandwich into space. And yes, they are dead serious about it.

In fact, Kevin Hochman, President of KFC US, has issued a statement, saying “We’re excited to be the ones pushing spicy, crispy chicken sandwich space travel forward.”

According to a Distractify report, the sandwich’s flight “will last four days and sail through the stratosphere, at about seven to 30 miles above the earth’s surface.”

"Here is your first official look at the Zinger's space vessel. Yes, we are actually building this. #SpaceSandwich" KFC posted on Instagram.

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In a YouTube video, KFC wrote:

“When your spicy, crispy chicken sandwich is already world famous, there’s only one place left to go. And that’s space. That’s right, KFC’s new Zinger chicken sandwich is going to space.”

KFC is sending a Zinger chicken sandwich into space soon. No joke!

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Sure, some people might immediately think that sending a sandwich into space sounds ridiculous, but actually, the company is doing it partly as a way of supporting a private space travel company called World View.

KFC is partnering with World View, a private space travel company, to make the project a reality.

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In an interview with Mashable, Jane Poynter, CEO of World View, shared:

“When we were first contacted by KFC to send a Zinger into space, we obviously thought it was quite funny.

“But we quickly realized this was a great opportunity for us to publicly demonstrate our breakthrough Stratollite technology to a large audience while simultaneously financing a significant portion of the vehicle’s development.”

The said flight will be broadcast live via the internet, KFC and World View confirmed.

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Poynter likewise added:

“We’re going to learn a lot about long-duration stratospheric flight, while at the same time developing and testing some core systems capabilities that we’ve never had before.”

“For example, this is the first time we’ll be testing our solar power system, which is the on-board, regenerative power system that will allow the Stratollite vehicle to ultimately fly for months at a time without interruption. We’re also developing and testing a real-time HD video downlink system, among other critical systems improvements.”

In the long run, World View is aiming to send tourists into space.

Who knows? Maybe aliens would like to taste food from our planet, right?

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So yes, we will soon all be watching in awe as we witness a chicken sandwich beat us into fulfilling our space travel fantasies. Kudos to you, KFC!

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15 Eye-Opening Photos Showing How Garbage Affects Wildlife

We share this planet. It’s time to save it.

It’s not surprising that the world is full of garbage. Not only do they look disgusting, but garbage can pose a serious threat to wildlife. Animals either confuse litter with food or they ingest it by accident.

Yes, the government may have trucks that collect garbage and landfills to accommodate them, but a large amount of litter can be found in the natural environment. As a result, animals on land, sea and air are affected.

Lead weights have poisoned birds; skunks have their heads stuck inside yogurt containers; fishing hooks have poked out from a bird’s eyes -- these are just examples of cases seen by Renata Schneider, a wildlife rehabilitator. However, the worst that the doctor has encountered was a raccoon, whose paws got stuck in beer cans....

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These Areas in the US Will Most Likely Be Struck in the Event of a Russian Nuclear Attack

Not New York nor Los Angeles.

When thinking about places in the US to target during a nuclear attack, busy cities like New York and Los Angeles seem like the obvious choices. Big damage can certainly be done to these bustling and densely populated hubs. But when it comes to nuclear attack strategies, the thing to consider in choosing a target is not really the number of casualties or the cost of damage, but the potential to wipeout the enemy's nuclear forces.

That considered, the enemy, say, Russia, might focus more on Montana and North Dakota instead of New York and Los Angeles. According to Stephen Schwartz, author of Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of US Nuclear Weapons Since 1940, emphasis in targeting places for nuclear attacks has shifted from big cities to areas with nuclear stockpiles and infrastructure.

This map shows the areas Russia would have to attack to destroy the US's nuclear forces, according to Schwartz.

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Dying Aunt Tells Nephew About A $30 Million Secret Located ‘Under The Sewing Machine’

His aunt told him not to forget to look under the sewing machine.

Carl Sabatino has always noticed a painting in his aunt’s home when he was a child. He used to call the artwork “the woman in the fuzzy hat” and later on his aunt would give it to him before she died. Now, Sabatino learned that the painting could cost about $30 million.

Before Sabatino’s aunt, Jenny Verastro, passed away, she shared her secret with him. She told her nephew to “look under the sewing machine.” Sabatino did as told and found a 1950s artwork wrapped in newspaper.

Carl didn’t give much thought to the painting that he’d seen all his life as a kid, but what caught his attention was the signature located in the upper left corner of the painted canvas. ...

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