There was lots of finger lickin' in Louisville today.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Colonel's Original Recipe, KFC fried up 2,000 pounds of chicken in the heart of its hometown in an attempt to steal the Guinness World Record for the "world's largest serving of fried chicken." The outsized order was served up in a mega version of KFC's iconic bucket -- 8 feet tall and 9 feet wide.
Last month, the town of Brookville, Indiana, unofficially broke the record, frying up 1,645 pounds of chicken as part of its annual Canoefest. That attempt was also dedicated to the legacy of Colonel Sanders, who was born in nearby Henryville. A KFC franchise in Kuwait held the previous official record with more than 1,278 pounds of fried chicken served at one setting.