Vietnam doesn't have very many heros to put on their currency. Pretty much the only one is Ho Chi Minh. His face adorns all the bills. All of them. When I first started looking at his picture, I got two funny feelings. The first funny feeling was that I had been thinking all along that he was this fat guy - I was thinking of Mao Tse Tung.
Ok, honest mistake.
The second funny feeling, I didn't figure it out for a while.
Then one day it struck me - he looks exactly like Colonel Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. All sorts of conspiracy theories went through my head. Were they the same person? Twins separated at birth? It WAS suspicious that there were no KFC outlets in town here - there were in all the other countries I went to. Maybe it was just that the government was sensitive about the resemblence.
Here, for your convenience, is a comparison chart. Judge for yourself.
|Colonel Sanders||Ho Chi Minh|
|leader||Colonel Sanders||Ho Chi Minh|
|Reputed Birthday||Sept 9||May 19|
|Where it |
|Corbin, KY||Kimlien, VN|
|Worked as a cook||1896-onward||1912-onward|
|Lived in the USA||1890-onward||1915-1920|
|quote||It's Finger Lickin' Good||Không có gì quí hòn doc lâp tù do.|
|english translation||"Nothing is better than Licking and Chicken"||"Nothing is better than Liberty and Happiness"|
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