Kentucky Fried Chicken wants to honor their founder with a baby name contest. The fast-food giant is offering 11-thousand dollars for college to the first baby named Harland to be born on what would be Colonel Harland Sanders’ 128th birthday, September 9th. Last year the name Harland ranked three-thousand-257th on the list of most common baby names. In case you’re wondering why they’re giving away the unusual sum of 11-thousand dollars it’s, of course, in honor of KFC’s 11 herbs and spices. We have a link so you can get more info.
Last week, we told you about PETA successfully getting Nabisco to change the packaging of animal crackers, now get this one: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to erect a five-foot granite memorial on the site of a truck crash in Maine last week that left thousands of lobsters dead. It’s estimated that around 45-hundred lobsters died after a box truck hydroplaned and overturned along a roadside in Brunswick. PETA has submitted a proposal to the state highway department that would read, “In memory of the lobsters who suffered and died at this spot August 2018, Try Vegan, PETA.” PETA Director Danielle Katz wrote that the marker would remind people that going vegan is the best way to prevent these kind of tragedies. PETA argues that lobsters feel pain, although there’s not any scientific consensus on that point. The state is reviewing the request.
And if you’re taking a road trip during the upcoming Labor Day weekend, guess what? Gas prices are going up! Gas prices typically jump every Labor Day, and this year won’t be an exception. Prices have been on the rise for some time now, which should make this weekend the most expensive Labor Day in the last four years to fill up your car, says the American Automobile Association. Triple A puts the national average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline at $2.84 per gallon, two cents cheaper than a month ago, but 48 cents higher than this time in 2017. A quick check shows $2.84 is what we’re paying around here. By the way it could be worse: in Hawaii, they average $3.76 a gallon, California is $3.60 a gallon and in Washington they pay and average of $3.37. Source: fortune.com