KFC’s $10,000 ‘internet escape pod’ might be the weirdest gift option of all this year – and we do mean weird!

Kentucky Fried Chicken is making gift giving easier for all the millennials on your holiday shopping list.

The fast food chain has unveiled a slightly creepy and rather expensive hideout for snowflakes and anyone who needs a respite from the ravages of social media.

The Internet Escape Pod was unveiled by the chicken chain, just in time for Cyber Monday – and for anyone with $10,000 to spare.

“Find sanctuary for yourself and your loved ones under Colonel Sanders and his Internet Escape Pod. Yup, this dome is like a magic force field designed to disrupt the internet coming to and from your devices,” the KFC Ltd. site states.

“In the spirit of Cyber Monday it can be yours for $10,000. So this Cyber Monday (or really anytime you want; I mean you bought it, so it’s up to you), let Colonel Sanders’ protective embrace take you back to a simpler time,” the description continues.

(Image: KFC Ltd.com)

 

The tent is “made from 8 pound high-density architectural foam and enamel paint,” according to KFC, and hey, it’s even supposedly made in the USA, though that didn’t seem to satisfy some social media users.

“We’ve come up with several technologically advanced, creative experiences for our customers and fans this year,” KFC’s Director of Advertising, George Felix said in a statement. “But even we feel the burden of technology during the holiday season. So we decided to go in the opposite direction and create an anti technology product, using technology, to help one lucky buyer literally escape the holiday chaos.”

 

There are no “11 herbs and spices” making the tent a magical invisibility cloak from the internet but the combination of steel, stainless steel and mesh that covers the pod’s exterior is touted as making the tent impenetrable to digital signals.

But, this is after all, Kentucky Fried Chicken and not NASA.

“In case you haven’t noticed, our specialty is fried chicken, not internet-blocking cages. Although we have done our best to ensure total internet escape, a special person with a gizmo has to test our cage before we can claim total and utter signal impenetrability,” KFC said.

“Upon installation, every effort will be taken to ensure it fully blocks your device,” the site added. ” You have the Colonel’s word.”

Twitter users debated the product, the price and whether it was a real thing or more clever marketing from KFC.

 

 

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