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Betty's live on Twitter! Check her (and me) out! Betty's live on Twitter! Check her (and me) out!
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There are 36 million people following Kim Kardashian West on Twitter. 36 million. I feel obligated to hyperlink her account like that. It doesn't mean you have to click on it. If you're one of the 36 million, then you now know that Kim is going to be a skeleton for Halloween. And she sometimes borrows Kanye's tops. Groundbreaking stuff. That's just in the past few days!

If you're not one of the 36 million (that's nearly 10% of the U.S. population by the way), then perhaps you're just holding out to follow someone with a little more substance. Here is your solution. 

Chicken Treat, an Australian fast-food franchise, has tapped a live hen to run their Twitter account. For the past week, the chicken, named Betty, has pecked and walked all over the keyboard, tweeting out nonsensical things that still somehow have a deeper impact on me than anything Kim has tweeted. 

Case in point:

Betty composes a well-thought out tweet, and then, I assume, her handlers add the hashtag #chickentweet. I hope that's the case. Here's another bit of wisdom:

How long will Betty be tweeting? The company says she will continue to tweet until she successfully tweets a five-letter word in English, which will apparently earn her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. She's come pretty close. On Thursday she managed to type "bum." It's unknown if it was preceded with someone sort of insult in chicken-speak. 

As of this writing, Betty only has about 5,500 followers. Only 35,994,500 more to go until she passes Kim Kardashian. Come on, folks! We can do it! Give her a follow here.  And while you're at it, follow me on Twitter, @CoffeeCory. My tweets aren't as eloquent and profound as Betty's, mostly just about things I find funny and how frustrating it is to watch a Philadelphia Eagles game, but still, I don't even have a 1/10th of the following Betty does. Help me out. 

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