Barry Humphreys found what he thought was a brain in his KFC

Swindon Advertiser: Barry Humphreys found what he thought was a brain in his KFC from Greenbridge Barry Humphreys found what he thought was a brain in his KFC from Greenbridge

DISGUSTED Barry Humphries has spoken of his outrage after finding a nasty surprise in his chicken takeaway.

As he munched on his chicken meal deal from KFC he found what he thought to be a chicken brain, but has now been confirmed by the company as a kidney.

The self-employed block paver, from Drakes Way, was so sickened by his discovery in the KFC meal he bought at the Greenbridge Retail Park last Thursday that he is now considering legal action against the company.

A spokesman for the franchisee that operates KFC in Swindon said: “We always try to ensure the highest standards in all of our stores.

“However, on this very rare occasion, the chicken was not fully trimmed prior to cooking.

“We have contacted our suppliers, who have identified the item as a kidney.

“While there was no health risk, we agree that this is unsightly, and have apologised to Mr Humphries and offered him a full refund.”

Mr Humphries also claims he was forced to miss a few days work after he found the organ in his chicken but was even more annoyed when he claims the staff at the restaurant would only refund the amount he paid for the meal with no more recompense.

He said: “I am absolutely horrified that this could happen.

“It is clearly a chicken brain and no matter what anyone else says I know what I found.

“My stomach turned when I saw what it was – I always eat my chicken in the same way - by eating the skin then picking it off the bone and it fell out.

“I had to take days off work because I was feeling so sick and I have lost money. The company have only offered to give me the cost of the meal back and that is not acceptable.”

Mr Humphries went back to the store and says he was told he could have a refund on the entire order, which amounted £15, but he says that was not enough after the distress it has caused him.

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8:52am Tue 26 Oct 10

Mr Blackwell says...

Good luck with this ridiculously obvious and grasping attempt at compensation.
Good luck with this ridiculously obvious and grasping attempt at compensation. Mr Blackwell

8:53am Tue 26 Oct 10

PaulD says...

Grow up Mr Humphries. Even if it was a brain, which it clearly isn't, as it's attached to the meat, then so what. It would still be edible.
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A big tough builder scared of a bit of an animal. Did your mum cut the crusts off your sandwiches? Do you pull a face if you get served vegetables? I bet you are scared of spiders.
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If you choose to eat at a facility such as KFC then you get what you deserve.
Grow up Mr Humphries. Even if it was a brain, which it clearly isn't, as it's attached to the meat, then so what. It would still be edible. . A big tough builder scared of a bit of an animal. Did your mum cut the crusts off your sandwiches? Do you pull a face if you get served vegetables? I bet you are scared of spiders. . If you choose to eat at a facility such as KFC then you get what you deserve. PaulD

8:55am Tue 26 Oct 10

llduce says...

get over your self... it is a chicken liver and your just a attention seeking little twerp.

what the hell did he think was inside a chicken...

i have and im quiet happy to prepair my own meat at times.

WUSS
get over your self... it is a chicken liver and your just a attention seeking little twerp. what the hell did he think was inside a chicken... i have and im quiet happy to prepair my own meat at times. WUSS llduce

8:57am Tue 26 Oct 10

swindonsnumberonegay says...

serves him right for consuming such high quality food in the first place - although he might be lacking in brains so this may have done him a favour
serves him right for consuming such high quality food in the first place - although he might be lacking in brains so this may have done him a favour swindonsnumberonegay

9:13am Tue 26 Oct 10

SoundOfReason says...

What's wrong with this guy - "I had to take days off work because I was feeling so sick"? Anyone else would feel sick for an hour or so, and then get on with their lives, but taking 'days' off work, seriously?!

If he'd worked for me, and phoned in with that excuse I'd have fired him on the spot! This excuse must be ranked alongside Homer Simpson's excuse "I can't come into work today, my baby beat me up"

This is such an obvious attempt to get some compensation! Shame on the Adver for giving it the front page, or even for printing it at all!
What's wrong with this guy - "I had to take days off work because I was feeling so sick"? Anyone else would feel sick for an hour or so, and then get on with their lives, but taking 'days' off work, seriously?! If he'd worked for me, and phoned in with that excuse I'd have fired him on the spot! This excuse must be ranked alongside Homer Simpson's excuse "I can't come into work today, my baby beat me up" This is such an obvious attempt to get some compensation! Shame on the Adver for giving it the front page, or even for printing it at all! SoundOfReason

9:24am Tue 26 Oct 10

john c says...

SoundOfReason wrote:
What's wrong with this guy - "I had to take days off work because I was feeling so sick"? Anyone else would feel sick for an hour or so, and then get on with their lives, but taking 'days' off work, seriously?! If he'd worked for me, and phoned in with that excuse I'd have fired him on the spot! This excuse must be ranked alongside Homer Simpson's excuse "I can't come into work today, my baby beat me up" This is such an obvious attempt to get some compensation! Shame on the Adver for giving it the front page, or even for printing it at all!
I whole heartedly agee,

password meal-rest you could not make it up.
[quote][p][bold]SoundOfReason[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with this guy - "I had to take days off work because I was feeling so sick"? Anyone else would feel sick for an hour or so, and then get on with their lives, but taking 'days' off work, seriously?! If he'd worked for me, and phoned in with that excuse I'd have fired him on the spot! This excuse must be ranked alongside Homer Simpson's excuse "I can't come into work today, my baby beat me up" This is such an obvious attempt to get some compensation! Shame on the Adver for giving it the front page, or even for printing it at all![/p][/quote]I whole heartedly agee, password meal-rest you could not make it up. john c

9:32am Tue 26 Oct 10

Gooey says...

Had to take time off work for days!?!? Does the idiot think anyone will sympathise with him? Clearly he is just trying to get what he can out of this.The adver really is plumbing new depths to get stories for its dwindling pages.
Had to take time off work for days!?!? Does the idiot think anyone will sympathise with him? Clearly he is just trying to get what he can out of this.The adver really is plumbing new depths to get stories for its dwindling pages. Gooey

9:36am Tue 26 Oct 10

Lady Bayden-Powell says...

what a wally
what a wally Lady Bayden-Powell

10:11am Tue 26 Oct 10

POV says...

Yes it looks unpleasant, but taking time off work over it? As for looking for compensation, the staff in the outlet haven't got authority to offer compensation handouts so why get mad with them? Why is compensation needed? It wasn't broken glass. It wasn't a beetle. And as for the Adver, why are you running such a lame story and giving it fuel?
Yes it looks unpleasant, but taking time off work over it? As for looking for compensation, the staff in the outlet haven't got authority to offer compensation handouts so why get mad with them? Why is compensation needed? It wasn't broken glass. It wasn't a beetle. And as for the Adver, why are you running such a lame story and giving it fuel? POV

10:15am Tue 26 Oct 10

Tadpoler says...

Blagger get a grip.

WISH-CASH..Oh the irony
Blagger get a grip. WISH-CASH..Oh the irony Tadpoler

10:16am Tue 26 Oct 10

thespirit3 says...

So he'll eat chicken muscle but not chicken liver? As this wasn't what he ordered and an unfortunate mistake, a refund would have been sufficient. This is clearly an attempt to make some quick cash.
So he'll eat chicken muscle but not chicken liver? As this wasn't what he ordered and an unfortunate mistake, a refund would have been sufficient. This is clearly an attempt to make some quick cash. thespirit3

10:38am Tue 26 Oct 10

the one from sevenhampton says...

Never mind the liver just think of the poor battery chicken that gave its life for this muppet, chickens go on strike untill he stops his quest for compo i tell you what all the guys and girls who posted on this news item will have a whip round for you that will get you 5p i have always used the kfc at stratton crossroads for many years and never had any problems. the seller of a product has to rely on that person who supplied the product so stop giving KFC IN GREENBRIDGE A BAD name and start at the source of the problem and you havent got the brains for that HE HE just could not resit that one
Never mind the liver just think of the poor battery chicken that gave its life for this muppet, chickens go on strike untill he stops his quest for compo i tell you what all the guys and girls who posted on this news item will have a whip round for you that will get you 5p i have always used the kfc at stratton crossroads for many years and never had any problems. the seller of a product has to rely on that person who supplied the product so stop giving KFC IN GREENBRIDGE A BAD name and start at the source of the problem and you havent got the brains for that HE HE just could not resit that one the one from sevenhampton

10:41am Tue 26 Oct 10

the one from sevenhampton says...

hang about i have just seen the guys name is this an early april fool you should be back in oz DAME EDNA
hang about i have just seen the guys name is this an early april fool you should be back in oz DAME EDNA the one from sevenhampton

10:47am Tue 26 Oct 10

Terence says...

Looks like a slice of chicken brain to me judging from size and texture. There's only one other possibility worth considering if we look at the size of the organ... have any UKIP politician's wives noticed that their husband's head has mysteriously stopped rattling recently, perhaps after a large sneeze in a KFC outlet?
Looks like a slice of chicken brain to me judging from size and texture. There's only one other possibility worth considering if we look at the size of the organ... have any UKIP politician's wives noticed that their husband's head has mysteriously stopped rattling recently, perhaps after a large sneeze in a KFC outlet? Terence

10:58am Tue 26 Oct 10

mallorca says...

What a load of c--p I worked for KFC both UK and Spain, the cooking routine it's impossible for a brain-rat/mouse etc to end up in KFC product.
Cannot see this ever happened enjoy your vacation as if you go to court it will cost you mega $$$$$ and as for KFC they have seen all this before
What a load of c--p I worked for KFC both UK and Spain, the cooking routine it's impossible for a brain-rat/mouse etc to end up in KFC product. Cannot see this ever happened enjoy your vacation as if you go to court it will cost you mega $$$$$ and as for KFC they have seen all this before mallorca

10:59am Tue 26 Oct 10

Disco20 says...

To be honest, i was ill myself for over a week after eating there.
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It was the first time and will be the last time. I'll never set foot in there again.
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security word - Miss-Find!
To be honest, i was ill myself for over a week after eating there. . It was the first time and will be the last time. I'll never set foot in there again. . security word - Miss-Find! Disco20

11:06am Tue 26 Oct 10

Mr Blackwell says...

When will people realise that the security words are made up of a word already on the page with a random word added, that's why the *seem* to be related to the article... because they are.
When will people realise that the security words are made up of a word already on the page with a random word added, that's why the *seem* to be related to the article... because they are. Mr Blackwell

11:18am Tue 26 Oct 10

s_miles away says...

My security word is soft-skin, do you think it is related to the article?
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Do chickens have soft skin?
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My security word is soft-skin, do you think it is related to the article? * Do chickens have soft skin? * s_miles away

11:22am Tue 26 Oct 10

PaulD says...

s_miles away wrote:
My security word is soft-skin, do you think it is related to the article?
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Do chickens have soft skin?
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he eats the skin first. CTRL+F is your friend
[quote][p][bold]s_miles away[/bold] wrote: My security word is soft-skin, do you think it is related to the article? * Do chickens have soft skin? *[/p][/quote]he eats the skin first. CTRL+F is your friend PaulD

11:28am Tue 26 Oct 10

s_miles away says...

PaulD wrote:
s_miles away wrote:
My security word is soft-skin, do you think it is related to the article?
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Do chickens have soft skin?
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he eats the skin first. CTRL+F is your friend
I have plenty of real friends, do you?
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The keyboard and mouse are your friend, it seems.
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[quote][p][bold]PaulD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s_miles away[/bold] wrote: My security word is soft-skin, do you think it is related to the article? * Do chickens have soft skin? *[/p][/quote]he eats the skin first. CTRL+F is your friend[/p][/quote]I have plenty of real friends, do you? * The keyboard and mouse are your friend, it seems. * s_miles away

11:47am Tue 26 Oct 10

PaulD says...

s_miles away wrote:
PaulD wrote:
s_miles away wrote:
My security word is soft-skin, do you think it is related to the article?
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Do chickens have soft skin?
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he eats the skin first. CTRL+F is your friend
I have plenty of real friends, do you?
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The keyboard and mouse are your friend, it seems.
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hahahahaha!
[quote][p][bold]s_miles away[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s_miles away[/bold] wrote: My security word is soft-skin, do you think it is related to the article? * Do chickens have soft skin? *[/p][/quote]he eats the skin first. CTRL+F is your friend[/p][/quote]I have plenty of real friends, do you? * The keyboard and mouse are your friend, it seems. *[/p][/quote]hahahahaha! PaulD

11:54am Tue 26 Oct 10

s_miles away says...

Shame there isn't a remove the quote button.
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Shame there isn't a remove the quote button. * s_miles away

12:10pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Veggie says...

Oh come on! What the hell do you think are in sausages or any other mushed up meat type treats? If you eat an animal what difference does which part of it you eat make?
Oh come on! What the hell do you think are in sausages or any other mushed up meat type treats? If you eat an animal what difference does which part of it you eat make? Veggie

12:27pm Tue 26 Oct 10

The Dixie Cups says...

The article is about finding some offal or connective tissue in amongst the chicken, sausages are quite another topic. There is a responsibility that H&S is adhered to ensure that food sold is of a standard,that is acceptable. When you eat food that you have bought from any establishment such as a restaurant, then you do expect to eat whats on the menu,what you ordered. You do not expect that and it made my stomache crawl reading it! And yes, it seems a bit OTT to take time of for it from work,unless the guy was ill after consuming it, off course. I know that I eat only the best meat and it has never made me ill.
The article is about finding some offal or connective tissue in amongst the chicken, sausages are quite another topic. There is a responsibility that H&S is adhered to ensure that food sold is of a standard,that is acceptable. When you eat food that you have bought from any establishment such as a restaurant, then you do expect to eat whats on the menu,what you ordered. You do not expect that and it made my stomache crawl reading it! And yes, it seems a bit OTT to take time of for it from work,unless the guy was ill after consuming it, off course. I know that I eat only the best meat and it has never made me ill. The Dixie Cups

12:27pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Veggie says...

Shame on the adver for running this as a front page story - how about what the poor little chickens go through to feed this idiot? look it up - they're mass produced in dark smelly rooms then get slaughtered when a few weeks old - nice! who cares about someone trying to make a quick buck? if you could see the eyeballs, ears, nose, muck in a sausage would that make front page news?
Shame on the adver for running this as a front page story - how about what the poor little chickens go through to feed this idiot? look it up - they're mass produced in dark smelly rooms then get slaughtered when a few weeks old - nice! who cares about someone trying to make a quick buck? if you could see the eyeballs, ears, nose, muck in a sausage would that make front page news? Veggie

12:40pm Tue 26 Oct 10

The Dixie Cups says...

That you are referring too, is battery caged-hens and that is something I am against. We only eat free-range and hens that have had good rearing and you can argue that it is all cruel to eat hens/meat, but imagine if no one ate hens? Then there would be a population outbreak of them and then what, the chickens would take over?As long as they have been treated right,thats all I am concerend about.
That you are referring too, is battery caged-hens and that is something I am against. We only eat free-range and hens that have had good rearing and you can argue that it is all cruel to eat hens/meat, but imagine if no one ate hens? Then there would be a population outbreak of them and then what, the chickens would take over?As long as they have been treated right,thats all I am concerend about. The Dixie Cups

12:41pm Tue 26 Oct 10

mrsdoubtfire says...

Money grabber comes to mind. Taking days off of work and losing money as he felt sick. Moaning because the staff would only refund him the cost of a meal. Grow up Mr Humphries and get a life. I bet you've eaten worse without knowing it.
Money grabber comes to mind. Taking days off of work and losing money as he felt sick. Moaning because the staff would only refund him the cost of a meal. Grow up Mr Humphries and get a life. I bet you've eaten worse without knowing it. mrsdoubtfire

12:45pm Tue 26 Oct 10

who dat? says...

Maybe the big baby should have stayed with Chicken nuggets?
Maybe the big baby should have stayed with Chicken nuggets? who dat?

12:45pm Tue 26 Oct 10

reality_check says...

This could be the largest brain ever discovered within a KFC 'restaurant'.
This could be the largest brain ever discovered within a KFC 'restaurant'. reality_check

12:50pm Tue 26 Oct 10

KraigR says...

Really? That is a complement to the chicken. It wouldn't put me of eating there.
Really? That is a complement to the chicken. It wouldn't put me of eating there. KraigR

12:57pm Tue 26 Oct 10

swindonslicker says...

What a COMPLETE WUSS. People eat far worse things on I'm a Celebrity. It's an animal you're eating. Did you expect good quality food from KFC? No... What a baby out to just claim Compensation.
What a COMPLETE WUSS. People eat far worse things on I'm a Celebrity. It's an animal you're eating. Did you expect good quality food from KFC? No... What a baby out to just claim Compensation. swindonslicker

1:01pm Tue 26 Oct 10

The Dixie Cups says...

Oh yeah and I forgot to mention all the feathers that chickens produce and what would become of eiderdown pillows and quilts? Chickens are an important part of nature and the food chain and treating them right should be a priority. I genuinly hope that the guy is pursuing this for the right reason because he was ill from it not to make a buck, as can be the culture, these days.
Oh yeah and I forgot to mention all the feathers that chickens produce and what would become of eiderdown pillows and quilts? Chickens are an important part of nature and the food chain and treating them right should be a priority. I genuinly hope that the guy is pursuing this for the right reason because he was ill from it not to make a buck, as can be the culture, these days. The Dixie Cups

1:02pm Tue 26 Oct 10

BluntAs says...

I agree its pretty shocking at the fact he was off of work because of it unless the food actually made him ill? but I also would not of been suprised if it turned out to be a rats brain and that KFC are just covering themselves only because when I went there a few months ago I witnessed several rats roaming out the back of the same resturant and when I told them about it they informed me that they were already aware of this so I refuse to go back there now. It does put you off your food I have to admit.
I agree its pretty shocking at the fact he was off of work because of it unless the food actually made him ill? but I also would not of been suprised if it turned out to be a rats brain and that KFC are just covering themselves only because when I went there a few months ago I witnessed several rats roaming out the back of the same resturant and when I told them about it they informed me that they were already aware of this so I refuse to go back there now. It does put you off your food I have to admit. BluntAs

1:18pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Equalisers, Equaliser says...

blunt as, If you are that certain in what you saw,why don't you report it, really?
blunt as, If you are that certain in what you saw,why don't you report it, really? Equalisers, Equaliser

1:25pm Tue 26 Oct 10

EastleazeRed says...

What an ARSE ! I cannot belive the adver waisted time printing this rubbish. Take them to court , you aint got a leg to stand on.
What an ARSE ! I cannot belive the adver waisted time printing this rubbish. Take them to court , you aint got a leg to stand on. EastleazeRed

1:29pm Tue 26 Oct 10

PARKSOUTH PETE says...

@ red manc - did you really just drop a racism bomb on the evening adver?!

Also, i'm not surprised by this. i never eat from KFC, Macdonalds or BK simply because the meat is of such low quality so this sort of thing is to be expected. I will only eat fast food from the kebab van over by moredon. Delicious, £5 for a monster donner, the meat tastes like a fillet steak i really dont know how he can make money selling for so low, must buy in bulk or something.
@ red manc - did you really just drop a racism bomb on the evening adver?! Also, i'm not surprised by this. i never eat from KFC, Macdonalds or BK simply because the meat is of such low quality so this sort of thing is to be expected. I will only eat fast food from the kebab van over by moredon. Delicious, £5 for a monster donner, the meat tastes like a fillet steak i really dont know how he can make money selling for so low, must buy in bulk or something. PARKSOUTH PETE

1:31pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Equalisers, Equaliser says...

I can, infact there's rubbish thats for sure clogging up this site. I hope that the big bosses at KFC are reading this article and all the comments they appriciate a bit af feedback.
I can, infact there's rubbish thats for sure clogging up this site. I hope that the big bosses at KFC are reading this article and all the comments they appriciate a bit af feedback. Equalisers, Equaliser

1:33pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Lady Bayden-Powell says...

The Dixie Cups wrote:
Oh yeah and I forgot to mention all the feathers that chickens produce and what would become of eiderdown pillows and quilts? Chickens are an important part of nature and the food chain and treating them right should be a priority. I genuinly hope that the guy is pursuing this for the right reason because he was ill from it not to make a buck, as can be the culture, these days.
Eider down comes from the Eider duck,
it has nothing to do with chickens.
[quote][p][bold]The Dixie Cups[/bold] wrote: Oh yeah and I forgot to mention all the feathers that chickens produce and what would become of eiderdown pillows and quilts? Chickens are an important part of nature and the food chain and treating them right should be a priority. I genuinly hope that the guy is pursuing this for the right reason because he was ill from it not to make a buck, as can be the culture, these days.[/p][/quote]Eider down comes from the Eider duck, it has nothing to do with chickens. Lady Bayden-Powell

1:44pm Tue 26 Oct 10

MrSpooniversal says...

If the thought of something made me feel so sick that I couldn't go to work, I sure as hell wouldn't be able to hold it for publicity shots. Idiot.
If the thought of something made me feel so sick that I couldn't go to work, I sure as hell wouldn't be able to hold it for publicity shots. Idiot. MrSpooniversal

1:46pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Equalisers, Equaliser says...

Who cares lady,a pillows a pillow,feathers are feathers,do you have a class system on feather then..discuss..
Who cares lady,a pillows a pillow,feathers are feathers,do you have a class system on feather then..discuss.. Equalisers, Equaliser

2:01pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Lady Bayden-Powell says...

Equalisers, Equaliser wrote:
Who cares lady,a pillows a pillow,feathers are feathers,do you have a class system on feather then..discuss..
I am not aware of any class system of feather. An Eiederdown product, be it pillow, quilt, coat will cost you a lot more than man made fibre.
The eider ducks down is the soft underfeather found on the breast area, it is superb at retaining heat and an eider duck can live perfectly happily at temeratures as low as -50.
Washing and drying an Eiderdown product is tricky and label instructions must be followed or it is easily ruined.
[quote][p][bold]Equalisers, Equaliser[/bold] wrote: Who cares lady,a pillows a pillow,feathers are feathers,do you have a class system on feather then..discuss..[/p][/quote]I am not aware of any class system of feather. An Eiederdown product, be it pillow, quilt, coat will cost you a lot more than man made fibre. The eider ducks down is the soft underfeather found on the breast area, it is superb at retaining heat and an eider duck can live perfectly happily at temeratures as low as -50. Washing and drying an Eiderdown product is tricky and label instructions must be followed or it is easily ruined. Lady Bayden-Powell

2:14pm Tue 26 Oct 10

swindonslicker says...

Funny how this brain makes him feel sick to be off work, yet he's quite happy to hold it up in front of him ??? dick
Funny how this brain makes him feel sick to be off work, yet he's quite happy to hold it up in front of him ??? dick swindonslicker

2:16pm Tue 26 Oct 10

SomeoneWhoIsntMe says...

Lady Bayden-Powell you own...!


And to the person that said the security word is made up of one word from the page and another... Mine is "mean-mine"... no mention of mean or mine on the page.
Lady Bayden-Powell you own...! And to the person that said the security word is made up of one word from the page and another... Mine is "mean-mine"... no mention of mean or mine on the page. SomeoneWhoIsntMe

2:23pm Tue 26 Oct 10

mickull says...

he should consult the best law firm in the land on this one, I've no doubt they will all be queuing up to do this on a 'no win no fee basis' NOT!
he should consult the best law firm in the land on this one, I've no doubt they will all be queuing up to do this on a 'no win no fee basis' NOT! mickull

2:32pm Tue 26 Oct 10

randomstranger says...

Will add to the growing feeling of utter shock...at this guy. Sure is disgusting, but he's not physically ill, is he? It's a pathetic excuse to go off of work for.
Will add to the growing feeling of utter shock...at this guy. Sure is disgusting, but he's not physically ill, is he? It's a pathetic excuse to go off of work for. randomstranger

2:46pm Tue 26 Oct 10

emiloLacassa says...

Lady Bayden-Powell wrote:
The Dixie Cups wrote:
Oh yeah and I forgot to mention all the feathers that chickens produce and what would become of eiderdown pillows and quilts? Chickens are an important part of nature and the food chain and treating them right should be a priority. I genuinly hope that the guy is pursuing this for the right reason because he was ill from it not to make a buck, as can be the culture, these days.
Eider down comes from the Eider duck,
it has nothing to do with chickens.
I think the general message is that chickens produce more than breast or thigh meat. They produce eggs and yes and as you have pointed out that eider ducks feathers are responsible for eiderdown pillows.
Were you aware that byproducts from chicken feathers can be used to make biodegradable plastics and polymer similar to cellaphane amongst other uses, and that pleliminary tests in the US have proved useful that chicken feather fibres can help soak-up oil spills?
It seems that eider ducks feathers can continue to make the pillows and the chickens have their feathers re-used for scientific purpose. We need chickens for many purposes not just eating.
beunas tardes.
[quote][p][bold]Lady Bayden-Powell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Dixie Cups[/bold] wrote: Oh yeah and I forgot to mention all the feathers that chickens produce and what would become of eiderdown pillows and quilts? Chickens are an important part of nature and the food chain and treating them right should be a priority. I genuinly hope that the guy is pursuing this for the right reason because he was ill from it not to make a buck, as can be the culture, these days.[/p][/quote]Eider down comes from the Eider duck, it has nothing to do with chickens.[/p][/quote]I think the general message is that chickens produce more than breast or thigh meat. They produce eggs and yes and as you have pointed out that eider ducks feathers are responsible for eiderdown pillows. Were you aware that byproducts from chicken feathers can be used to make biodegradable plastics and polymer similar to cellaphane amongst other uses, and that pleliminary tests in the US have proved useful that chicken feather fibres can help soak-up oil spills? It seems that eider ducks feathers can continue to make the pillows and the chickens have their feathers re-used for scientific purpose. We need chickens for many purposes not just eating. beunas tardes. emiloLacassa

3:08pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Equalisers, Equaliser says...

You go Lacassa! I never knew that about chicken feathers before.
Sec word: hard-nuts
You go Lacassa! I never knew that about chicken feathers before. Sec word: hard-nuts Equalisers, Equaliser

3:25pm Tue 26 Oct 10

codgod says...

Its quite ironic really because i love liver and kidneys...imagine my shock and horror the other day when i found a KFC connected to my liver and kidneys. I went straight back to the butchers and complained that such horrific food stuff shouldnt be found on liver and kidneys and demanded a refund straight away.
Its quite ironic really because i love liver and kidneys...imagine my shock and horror the other day when i found a KFC connected to my liver and kidneys. I went straight back to the butchers and complained that such horrific food stuff shouldnt be found on liver and kidneys and demanded a refund straight away. codgod

3:26pm Tue 26 Oct 10

codgod says...

forgot to say...my security word was daft-****
forgot to say...my security word was daft-**** codgod

3:44pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Equalisers, Equaliser says...

Lady Bayden-Powell wrote:
Equalisers, Equaliser wrote:
Who cares lady,a pillows a pillow,feathers are feathers,do you have a class system on feather then..discuss..
I am not aware of any class system of feather. An Eiederdown product, be it pillow, quilt, coat will cost you a lot more than man made fibre.
The eider ducks down is the soft underfeather found on the breast area, it is superb at retaining heat and an eider duck can live perfectly happily at temeratures as low as -50.
Washing and drying an Eiderdown product is tricky and label instructions must be followed or it is easily ruined.
Great, now we all know more about eider duck feathers that they cost you a lot. Dry cleaning would be better than sticking it through the ringer I guess or on second thoughts don't matter, just stick it in the machine at 40 and hope for the best.

sec word: wash-hard
[quote][p][bold]Lady Bayden-Powell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Equalisers, Equaliser[/bold] wrote: Who cares lady,a pillows a pillow,feathers are feathers,do you have a class system on feather then..discuss..[/p][/quote]I am not aware of any class system of feather. An Eiederdown product, be it pillow, quilt, coat will cost you a lot more than man made fibre. The eider ducks down is the soft underfeather found on the breast area, it is superb at retaining heat and an eider duck can live perfectly happily at temeratures as low as -50. Washing and drying an Eiderdown product is tricky and label instructions must be followed or it is easily ruined.[/p][/quote]Great, now we all know more about eider duck feathers that they cost you a lot. Dry cleaning would be better than sticking it through the ringer I guess or on second thoughts don't matter, just stick it in the machine at 40 and hope for the best. sec word: wash-hard Equalisers, Equaliser

3:48pm Tue 26 Oct 10

lazarus says...

I reckon that is an artists impression of his brain he is holding up!
I reckon that is an artists impression of his brain he is holding up! lazarus

3:56pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Lady Bayden-Powell says...

You will need special soap flakes for washing available from camping shops. Normal detergent washing powders and liquids such as Daz will ruin the down. It must be washed quickly at 30 c and then tumble dried but not too warm. Best use a launderette tumble drier as its much bigger and will circulate the warm air better through the down. One dried, give it a good shake and hang it over a washing line to air for several hours.
You will need special soap flakes for washing available from camping shops. Normal detergent washing powders and liquids such as Daz will ruin the down. It must be washed quickly at 30 c and then tumble dried but not too warm. Best use a launderette tumble drier as its much bigger and will circulate the warm air better through the down. One dried, give it a good shake and hang it over a washing line to air for several hours. Lady Bayden-Powell

4:03pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Equalisers, Equaliser says...

Right so daz it is,stick it on at 100 degrees, boil wash it and then whack it in the tumble drier for an hour, great. I don't like eider down anyway as I am allergic, I prefer man made pillows, not as high maintenance and doesn't give me any trouble.
Right so daz it is,stick it on at 100 degrees, boil wash it and then whack it in the tumble drier for an hour, great. I don't like eider down anyway as I am allergic, I prefer man made pillows, not as high maintenance and doesn't give me any trouble. Equalisers, Equaliser

4:44pm Tue 26 Oct 10

jhnhck says...

Seems he never heard of brain banefore as it sounds like he hasnt got one .What a loud of twaddle . but it seems like he is a modern day fella ,if it moves SUE IF IT DOESENT MOVE SUE Get real young m
Seems he never heard of brain banefore as it sounds like he hasnt got one .What a loud of twaddle . but it seems like he is a modern day fella ,if it moves SUE IF IT DOESENT MOVE SUE Get real young m jhnhck

5:21pm Tue 26 Oct 10

swindonslicker says...

http://www.islandcri
sis.net/2010/10/unbe
lievable-facts-about
-kfc/


Read this Mr Humpreys

and KNOW better in Future !!!
http://www.islandcri sis.net/2010/10/unbe lievable-facts-about -kfc/ Read this Mr Humpreys and KNOW better in Future !!! swindonslicker

5:37pm Tue 26 Oct 10

STFC_MAN says...

I too have had a bad experience of the Greenbridge KFC so never eat there now.
I once brought a fillet burger meal only to get it home a find a bite had been taken out of it.
I took it back & said but the manger just laughed (great customer service).
As annoyed as I was about this no time was taken off work!!
With that sort off attitude this story doesn't really come as a supprise.
I do love a KFC though & have no problem using the one in Cricklade Rd.
Yummy!!
I too have had a bad experience of the Greenbridge KFC so never eat there now. I once brought a fillet burger meal only to get it home a find a bite had been taken out of it. I took it back & said but the manger just laughed (great customer service). As annoyed as I was about this no time was taken off work!! With that sort off attitude this story doesn't really come as a supprise. I do love a KFC though & have no problem using the one in Cricklade Rd. Yummy!! STFC_MAN

6:54pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Alan B'stard says...

I heard the brain found belonged to Rob '99 to 101' FM.
I heard the brain found belonged to Rob '99 to 101' FM. Alan B'stard

9:40pm Tue 26 Oct 10

tyler66 says...

bird brained fool! did he sneeze into the box upon opening? why would a chickens brain be outside of its skull anyway? dont they just chop the heads off? chicken lobotomy-sounds like something youd find in the freezers down manchester road. gross.
bird brained fool! did he sneeze into the box upon opening? why would a chickens brain be outside of its skull anyway? dont they just chop the heads off? chicken lobotomy-sounds like something youd find in the freezers down manchester road. gross. tyler66

10:24pm Tue 26 Oct 10

Captain Sensible says...

Maybe I'm missing something here but why was Dame Edna Everidge in a KFC in Swindon anyway?!
Maybe I'm missing something here but why was Dame Edna Everidge in a KFC in Swindon anyway?! Captain Sensible

10:28pm Tue 26 Oct 10

STFCSTFC says...

Not laughed so much in ages - what an idiot
Not laughed so much in ages - what an idiot STFCSTFC

7:28am Wed 27 Oct 10

onefortheroad says...

Not sure what he is complaining about....there are 5 chicken organs to collect over the next fortnight....
..
....next week is the brain
Not sure what he is complaining about....there are 5 chicken organs to collect over the next fortnight.... .. ....next week is the brain onefortheroad

8:58am Wed 27 Oct 10

codgod says...

onefortheroad wrote:
Not sure what he is complaining about....there are 5 chicken organs to collect over the next fortnight....
..
....next week is the brain
LMAO!!

Excellent.......side order of sarcasm anyone!!
[quote][p][bold]onefortheroad[/bold] wrote: Not sure what he is complaining about....there are 5 chicken organs to collect over the next fortnight.... .. ....next week is the brain[/p][/quote]LMAO!! Excellent.......side order of sarcasm anyone!! codgod

9:23am Wed 27 Oct 10

Anon5550 says...

Well.......
As soon as I read the article in the paper, I logged on to read peoples comments hoping and praying that the rest of you would agree with me. What can I say? Swindon, you have done me proud.
'I had to take days off work because I was feeling so sick.' Sorry????????

An appalling effort to con some money out of somebody. This is the very definition of 'Sponging.'

I only hope KFC have the nerve to tell him to go and 'Do one.'

Barry HUMPHRIES, you are the typical sponging low life that makes this country the disgrace it has become!

Go and earn your money like the rest of us!!!!!!!!

I only hope the adver now run a story on the sponging population of Swindon with this idiot on the front cover.

Did I mention that he's a SPONGER?
Well....... As soon as I read the article in the paper, I logged on to read peoples comments hoping and praying that the rest of you would agree with me. What can I say? Swindon, you have done me proud. 'I had to take days off work because I was feeling so sick.' Sorry???????? An appalling effort to con some money out of somebody. This is the very definition of 'Sponging.' I only hope KFC have the nerve to tell him to go and 'Do one.' Barry HUMPHRIES, you are the typical sponging low life that makes this country the disgrace it has become! Go and earn your money like the rest of us!!!!!!!! I only hope the adver now run a story on the sponging population of Swindon with this idiot on the front cover. Did I mention that he's a SPONGER? Anon5550

10:36am Wed 27 Oct 10

SoundOfReason says...

Interesting to see that the Adver didn't print any of these responces in the 'Online Comments' section of today's paper!

Could it be they realised what a poor story it was to publish in the first place!?
Interesting to see that the Adver didn't print any of these responces in the 'Online Comments' section of today's paper! Could it be they realised what a poor story it was to publish in the first place!? SoundOfReason

12:07pm Wed 27 Oct 10

luce0606 says...

Pah! You chicken!!!!!!

Hardly huge is it?!
Pah! You chicken!!!!!! Hardly huge is it?! luce0606

12:10pm Wed 27 Oct 10

Cletus_The_Yocal says...

You buy crappy food so what do you expect?
You buy crappy food so what do you expect? Cletus_The_Yocal

4:42pm Wed 27 Oct 10

Dust says...

yep, as someone else said up above, I find it hysterical that he's so disgusted and traumatised, yet is happy to proudly hold this bit of "brain" to pose for a photo. Poor show Adver.
yep, as someone else said up above, I find it hysterical that he's so disgusted and traumatised, yet is happy to proudly hold this bit of "brain" to pose for a photo. Poor show Adver. Dust

7:18pm Wed 27 Oct 10

SallyJay says...

So...he has to take 3 days off work, but then manages to hold it whilst posing for the photo...
So...he has to take 3 days off work, but then manages to hold it whilst posing for the photo... SallyJay

7:39pm Wed 27 Oct 10

Finsbury says...

Of course the suppliers are going to claim it's a kidney. They have a business to maintain.

BUT... It is a chicken brain.

All it takes to confirm this is a quick image search on the internet; compare the results with the image on this page.

Still, 3 days off work is excessive.
Of course the suppliers are going to claim it's a kidney. They have a business to maintain. BUT... It is a chicken brain. All it takes to confirm this is a quick image search on the internet; compare the results with the image on this page. Still, 3 days off work is excessive. Finsbury

9:53pm Wed 27 Oct 10

onefortheroad says...

.....sounds like avoiding KFC is a "no-brainer"?
.....sounds like avoiding KFC is a "no-brainer"? onefortheroad

10:16am Thu 28 Oct 10

I_luv_chips_me says...

Ha ha - look what the folks across the pond are saying about this story....ha ha http://consumerist.c
om/2010/10/which-is-
worse-to-find-in-you
r-kfc-chicken-brain-
or-kidney.html
Ha ha - look what the folks across the pond are saying about this story....ha ha http://consumerist.c om/2010/10/which-is- worse-to-find-in-you r-kfc-chicken-brain- or-kidney.html I_luv_chips_me

3:26pm Thu 28 Oct 10

PK says...

One word - YUK - not because of the extra organ but for eating junk food in the first place.

What do people think Pate is made from? Yep. That's right - offal - i.e. animal organs like livers, kidneys etc.

Some people are easily touched but, as others have said, many have ££££ signs lighting up their eyes.
One word - YUK - not because of the extra organ but for eating junk food in the first place. What do people think Pate is made from? Yep. That's right - offal - i.e. animal organs like livers, kidneys etc. Some people are easily touched but, as others have said, many have ££££ signs lighting up their eyes. PK

6:10pm Fri 29 Oct 10

tiggermead says...

this idiot should join the forces ,he surely wouldn't be moaning about his food he'd be glad for what he got.
I think he's just out for making a quick couple of quid, he should man up and get on with it
this idiot should join the forces ,he surely wouldn't be moaning about his food he'd be glad for what he got. I think he's just out for making a quick couple of quid, he should man up and get on with it tiggermead

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