KFC has apologised after its app invited German customers to celebrate the anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom by ordering fried chicken and cheese. The junk food chain’s push notification said: “Commemorate Kristallnacht – treat yourself to more soft cheese and crispy chicken. Now at KFCheese!” Kristallnacht “is widely seen as the beginning of the Holocaust”, said the BBC. A number of papers notes that the episode was reminiscent of when McDonald’s in Portugal used the campaign slogan “Sundae Bloody Sundae” in a Halloween campaign for its cold desserts.
World Cup medal going for auction
Alan Ball’s World Cup winner’s medal is being sold at auction 56 years on for an estimated price of £120,000. Ball’s red No 7 shirt, which he wore during England’s famous 4-2 win over West Germany, is also up for grabs, valued at £50,000. The mementoes are being sold by Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire on 6 December. Ball, a former Manchester City and Southampton manager, died of a heart attack in 2007 aged 61, noted The Times.
A village is up for grabs, too
If you were hoping to make a somewhat bigger purchase, you’re in luck: an entire village is up for sale in Spain. Salto de Castro, in the north west of the country, is up for sale and the asking price is €260,000 (£227,000; $259,000). A mere three-hour drive from Madrid, Salto de Castro includes 44 homes, a hotel, a church, a school, a municipal swimming pool and a barracks building. “What it does not have are inhabitants,” said the BBC. “Salto de Castro has been abandoned for more than three decades.”
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