Pretty much every high street has at least one takeaway chicken shop these days. Obviously, us Brits are a fan of the yummy crispy goodness that is fried chicken. But what do we know about the world’s most popular poultry? You may be surprised!
Fried chicken has origins in both Scottish and African-American communities. It became particularly popular in the US deep south where cooks tinkered with the seasoning to make what resembles today’s fried chicken.
Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.
Due to a 2004 genome mapping of a chicken, these birds are known to have prehistoric roots and are said to be the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Eek!
There are more chickens in the world than people. About 3.5 for every person. Sorry Alektorophobes!
Someone, somewhere, declared that July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day and now it’s a thing. Any excuse, we say!
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