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Claim: Long John Silver's restaurants will be giving away free Giant Shrimp on
Origins: In one of the more unusual promotions in recent memory, the Long John Silver's restaurant chain announced on
On 23 March 2004, NASA did indeed announce that the Opportunity rover had uncovered evidence demonstrating that water was present on Mars long ago. But even though the announcement came three weeks past the "free shrimp" deadline and didn't exactly qualify as the discovery of an "ocean," Long John Silver's is nonetheless going ahead with their "One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Giant Shrimp" promotion.
On Monday, 10 May 2004, customers can stop by any participating Long John Silver's outlet between the hours of
Founded in 1969 and based in Louisville, Kentucky, Long John Silver's is a subsidiary of
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