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Sculpture honors chicken who lived 18 months without a head. This sentence really touched me: "Olsen started putting feed and water directly into Mike's gullet with an eyedropper."
posted by adrober (22 comments total)

 
Did I get this right: The owner died a few months later after choking on a corn kernel? There's the irony.
posted by bloggboy at 6:01 PM on November 19, 2001


I think this line is my favorite:
He made it into Life magazine and the Guinness Book of World Records and was a popular attraction until he choked to death on a corn kernel in an Arizona motel.

Its a VH1 Behind the Music!
posted by malphigian at 6:01 PM on November 19, 2001


I don't know if you noticed the date on that, but it's a little musty. Mike was an interesting chicken though, you can find out a bit more about him in this thread.
posted by jheiz at 6:03 PM on November 19, 2001


The official site for the chicken is sponsored by Wendy's new Spicy Chicken Sandwich. I love that.
posted by mathowie at 6:05 PM on November 19, 2001


he choked to death on a corn kernel in an Arizona motel.

How many of our heroes have to die this way until somebody does something about it?
posted by Hildago at 6:30 PM on November 19, 2001


Will pranksters weld a head on?
posted by machaus at 6:33 PM on November 19, 2001


Blogboy: Mike the headless chicken choked on the corn--not his owner.
posted by arielmeadow at 6:58 PM on November 19, 2001


Walken to play Headless Chicken in film version. Stay tuned!
posted by Kafkaesque at 6:59 PM on November 19, 2001


"What you did to me is unbelievable!"
posted by kliuless at 8:02 PM on November 19, 2001


This is the most amazing story that I have ever read, hands down.
posted by untuckedshirts at 8:04 PM on November 19, 2001


This was featured on a PBS special that was all about chickens... I think my boss is trying to break the chicken's record.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 8:48 PM on November 19, 2001


Yes, The Natural History of the Chicken was a surprisingly entertaining look at some odd birds.
posted by jheiz at 9:35 PM on November 19, 2001


Its a VH1 Behind the Music!

Well, at least he went out like a true Cock Star.

*ducks and runs*
posted by Optamystic at 10:47 PM on November 19, 2001


(I swear, everytime I see this entry on the top page I read it "Scripture honors chicken who lived 18 months without a head".)
posted by rebeccablood at 10:53 PM on November 19, 2001


Don't nobody be gettin' no ideas, now...

*backs nervously away from the thread*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:44 AM on November 20, 2001


I find this hard to swallow.
posted by DBAPaul at 3:16 AM on November 20, 2001


Do you feel clucky, punk? Well, do ya?
posted by allaboutgeorge at 6:14 AM on November 20, 2001


So he chopped off the chicken's head in an attempt to kill it, and then he, uh, got attached to it?
posted by kirkaracha at 7:43 AM on November 20, 2001


Did anyone else notice the date on this article? It's April 1, 2000. April fools day.
posted by sanitycheck at 8:47 AM on November 20, 2001


Snopes says: "Mike the Headless Chicken isn't even satire; it's real!"
posted by Carol Anne at 9:14 AM on November 20, 2001


Stavros: "Don't nobody be gettin' no ideas, now...

Just hold still. This won't hurt a bit..
posted by ZachsMind at 9:29 AM on November 20, 2001


It's April 1, 2000. April fools day.

It's real.

This is the most amazing story that I have ever read, hands down.

It's nothing to lose your head over. This story is pretty incredible, though ...
posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:33 AM on November 20, 2001


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