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[VIDEO] REWIND: In Honor of National Fried Chicken Day, Weepy Activist Storms California Restaurant, Delivers a Heartfelt Speech

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An animal activist was caught on camera making an emotional plea to diners at a restaurant in California.

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Kelly Atlas, from Oakland, who works with Direct Action Everywhere, was filmed as she tearfully asked people eating in a San Francisco eatery to think about where their food comes from.

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Atlas can be seen walking into the restaurant, and addressing patrons, as the atmosphere falls quiet…

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National Fried Chicken Day is observed on July 6 every year in the United States. In observance of this day, some people consume various preparations of fried chicken. Fried chicken has been described as an “American restaurant staple”.

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Some fried chicken restaurant locations such as Church’s Chicken and KFC, and other restaurants such as Grandy’s locations, offer special price reductions on National Fried Chicken Day.

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America’s 10 Strangest Strip Clubs

Joe Raedle / Getty Images A dancer at the '2001 Odyssey' strip club, one of TIME's 10 strangest strip clubs in America.

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A dancer at the ‘2001 Odyssey’ strip club, one of TIME’s 10 strangest strip clubs in America.

When the news broke that Newark Mayor Cory Booker was Tweeting with a dancer at a vegan strip club in Portland, many asked, “There’s a vegan strip club??”

But Casa Diablo, the no-animal-products-allowed strip joint where Booker’s Twitter-friend works, is far from the only uniquely-themed establishment where women entertainers bare all. And that got us wondering what else is out there.

Turns out that themed or niche strip clubs are less popular than you might imagine. “Clubs like Caso Diablo are really not anything close to an industry norm,” said Dave Manack, editor in chief of Exotic Dancer Publications, an industry trade magazine for strip clubs. “The majority of clubs have their formula for success: Beautiful entertainers who are nude or topless or in bikinis are the draw. Not too many clubs feel like they need to go too far outside the box.”

But we were still able find some strip joints that stray further from the usual pole. Here’s TIME’s list of America’s 10 strangest strip clubs.

1. Climax

This now-defunct drive-thru strip club allowed customers to watch dancers strip through a window… without ever leaving the comfort of their cars. Most customers reportedly made pit stops for only two or three minutes, paying $5 per minute to the Pittsburgh-area establishment.

2. Pirate’s Cove

This Portland-based strip club is dedicated to pirate lovers looking for both types of booty. In a design choice that Jack Sparrow himself would love, the outside of the club is shaped as a large jug of rum.

3. Silver Dollar Strip Club

Around Halloween time, the Silver Dollar Strip Club in Oregon transforms into a haunted house, where patrons can wander through spooky rooms. Costumed strippers aim to frighten patrons as well as turn them on. Read the rest of this entry »