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KFC Japan Made $6 Billion Yen Over Christmas Weekend

We always said fried chicken brings joy to countless souls, and now the numbers show it. Over Christmas weekend, Kentucky Fried Chicken raked in some serious cash in Japan for the holidays.

Sora News reports that between Dec. 23-25, KFC Japan brought in more than 6 billion yen ($53.4 million) over the course of the holiday weekend. Sora calculates it as about 24 million pieces of mouthwatering fried chicken and enough to leave each resident of Tokyo with two and a half pieces.

Fried chicken over the holidays is actually a popular tradition in Japan. Folks would even call ahead to order their meals at local KFC locations in preparation for Christmas weekend.

According to the company, this is KFC’s highest recorded sales for the Christmas season.

Wonder if any of those millions of Japanese customers ate their fried chicken alone like I did over the holiday weekend?

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Health

Why This TINY Iron Fish Could Save 2 BILLION Lives

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Iron deficiency is a serious problem for 2 billion people around the world. The looming nutritional obstacle often leads to anemia when supplements are unavailable. However, a little iron fish appears to be the key in maintaining proper iron levels.

The fish was invented by Dr. Christopher Charles who has been testing it in underdeveloped areas.

Communities with iron deficiency are instructed to boil the fish along with water or soup for at least 10 minutes. After, they need to add some lemon juice (essential for iron absorption) to the liquid before consuming. According to Charles, the fish will not affect the taste of the food in any way. However, it will add much-needed iron to the diets of many.

More than 2,500 people are using the fish in Cambodia in a series of trails. After 12 months, those using the fish regularly were no longer anemic.

Each iron fish is said to last for years.

Photo: Lucky Iron Fish