Mike, the headless Chicken


Die Story von Mike, the headless Chicken ist alles andere als neu (tatsächlich ist Mike the headless vintage Chicken from outer Space), aber Life hat grade mal wieder die Bilder vom geköpften, lebenden Hahn gebracht, außerdem hatte ich das noch nicht gebloggt, warum auch immer.

Mike sollte im September 1945 jedenfalls in den Kochtopf, was nicht so ganz klappte und er anderthalb Jahre ohne Kopf weiterlebte. Snip von Wikipedia:

On September 10, 1945, farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado, had his mother-in-law around for supper and was sent out to the yard by his wife to bring back a chicken. Olsen chose a five-and-a-half month old cockerel named Mike, but failed to completely decapitate the bird. The axe missed the jugular vein, leaving one ear and most of the brain stem intact.

Despite Olsen's botched handiwork, Mike was still able to balance on a perch and walk clumsily; it even attempted to preen and crow, although it could do neither. After the bird did not die, a surprised Mr. Olsen decided to continue to care permanently for Mike, feeding it a mixture of milk and water via an eyedropper; it was also fed small grains of corn. Mike occasionally choked on its own mucus, which the Olsen family would clear using a syringe.

Believe It Or Not: Mike the Headless Chicken (via MeFi)