Oh, Chickens

Joel told me a story this morning about a chicken in the 1940’s that survived getting his head chopped off. Joel claims that this chicken, dubbed “Headless Mike” lived without a head for 4 years, before choking to death accidentally. Apparently, Headless Mike was so famous, he went on a country wide tour and become a phenomenon. Some tabloid rag, I think it was Life, ran a cover story on him, he was so popular.

And I was all, “ok, yeah. That reeeeeally happened.” Because there’s no way a chicken could live without a brain.

And Joel showed me pictures and read me articles that were supposed to show me “proof” that this chicken actually happened. I say, it’s pretty convenient that this miracle chicken existed before videos could be made of it.

And then Joel dragged my dad into it. Ok, Joel. (as if my dad having a degree in Agricultural Science and growing up on farms and having been a manager of a Purdue factory gives him any credibility)

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so I learned two things today:

1) Joel and my dad are both way more gullible than I thought. “science” — hah.
2) My dad is an expert in chicken execution.

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