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The KFC Twitter account follows just 5 women and 6 men - and it took a guy in PR to figure out why

Simon Thomsen

The Twitter account of global fast food giant KFC has more than 1.2 million followers, but only follows five English women and six men in return. They're all certified accounts

The women include Victoria Beckham, Mel B, and Geri Halliwell.

The six men includes a musician, journalist, a Green Bay Packers player and university football coach as well was the LA City Council President.

The men have one thing in common - they're all called Herb. The woman are all former Spice Girls - which (drumroll...) gives KFC 11 Herbs and Spices.

We have Twitter's Mike Edgette, social media manager at Tall Grass PR, to thank for solving one of the biggest mysteries since Stephen Hawking tackled Black Hole Theory.

We dip our hat to you, Sir.