You might be well acquainted with the Colonel and his famous fried chicken, but beneath the crunchy skin lie some lesser-known facts. The Daily Green sides its poultry with a six-pack of trivia.
- It's a place: After toying around with the name "Ptarmigan," one town's handful of residents settled on Chicken, Alaska.
- Where to get it: If you follow Bon Appetit's advice, you'll take your chicken craving to Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, Price's Chicken Coup in North Carolina, or Willa Mae's Scotch House in New Orleans.
- Who hates it: The Dalai Lama isn't a leg, thigh, or breast man; in fact, he asked one company not to open its outlets in Tibet due to the "sufferings of chickens."
- How to cook it safely: Should a pan of hot oil erupt into flames mid-fry, extinguish the grease fire by sprinkling baking soda over it.
- It has its own holiday: Celebrate your love for the crispy-skinned treat July 6.
- The Colonel makes unchicken, too: KFC in Canada will soon offer vegan "chicken" to its customers.