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KFC chicken piece seen to predict Scottish independence

The piece of chicken had the shape of Britain but without Scotland

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As Scots hit the polls on Thursday to vote in a referendum on whether Scotland wishes to become an independent state, a British KFC customer believes that he might have just figured the results out ahead of everybody else.

Terry O’Neil, aged 55, said a fried chicken piece that is somehow shaped like Britain without Scotland may be just the sign needed to predict the outcome of Scotland’s independence vote, Washington-based United Press International (UPI) website reported on Wednesday.

O’Neil had the encounter with the enlightening chicken while indulging in a KFC meal during a family vacation in Eastbourne, England.

“I picked this one piece out and I thought it looked like the map of Britain, but then I realized Scotland was missing,” UPI quoted O’Neil as saying.

“I don't know whether it’s an omen for the outcome of the Scottish referendum, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Scotland vote ‘Yes,’” he added.

Citizens living inside Scotland are being asked whether Scotland should be an independent country.

Five surveys from pollsters YouGov, Panelbase, Survation, Opinium and ICM, showed support for independence at 48 percent, compared with 52 percent for the union.

An Ipsos MORI poll showed it even closer at 49 percent to 51 percent, while a second Survation poll, conducted by phone, showed unionists at 53 percent and separatists at 47 percent.

Meanwhile, surveys also showed as many as 600,000 voters remained undecided just hours before heading to the polling stations on Thursday.

Results are expected to be revealed early Friday.

(With agencies)