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May 20, 2002
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In case you thought you have already heard every crazy idea in the world, an Israeli geneticist has bred a featherless chicken. This changes everything.
posted by adampsyche (23 comments total)

 
Those 'why did KFC change their name?' urban legends get closer and closer to reality every day.
posted by darukaru at 11:06 AM on May 20, 2002


And to think this whole time I thought a chicken's skin was brown and crispy underneath those feathers.
posted by adampsyche at 11:08 AM on May 20, 2002


That inventor has a lot of pluck.
posted by iconomy at 11:08 AM on May 20, 2002


This would have made my grandmother very sad. She earned her living as a "chick flicker"--her job to pluck the feathers from poultry when fresh chickens had their necks twisted on the spot to help them "go to sleep" and then pull out the feathers....another job opportinty lost to technolgy. Will it ever end?
Note: can you use a featherless chicken for voodoo rites?
posted by Postroad at 11:17 AM on May 20, 2002


I usually force my chickens to pluck themselves at gunpoint. It changes a garden variety Sunday Dinner into an essay on the value of fear.
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:24 AM on May 20, 2002


and they named their creation.....
posted by jonmc at 11:33 AM on May 20, 2002


sorry, too good to resist
posted by jonmc at 11:34 AM on May 20, 2002


Until they can make them square, I'm not interested.
posted by yhbc at 11:41 AM on May 20, 2002


Sounds like they didn't want to have to pluck around anymore. hahahahahaha, oh, I kill me. hahha.... ohh. ahem. wow that was bad. not funny bad either. more like I should've really thought before I posted that dreck bad. ugh. god I'm terrible. That was awful. Sorry I had to put you through that.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:43 AM on May 20, 2002


Yum
posted by eyeballkid at 11:44 AM on May 20, 2002


Will a square egg salad do?
posted by adampsyche at 11:44 AM on May 20, 2002


Will a square egg salad do?
posted by adampsyche at 11:45 AM on May 20, 2002


Or, a hard boiled square egg?

"turn the egg into a square egg. One egg at a time."
posted by adampsyche at 11:46 AM on May 20, 2002


One question: why is that poor bird pink? Is it sunburned?

Anyway, this could be a glimpse at what dinosaurs looked like. (Hopefully, T. rex was not pink.)
posted by me3dia at 12:04 PM on May 20, 2002


must....resist....urge...to...make...big...red...cock...joke...


(I am so weak)
posted by briank at 12:07 PM on May 20, 2002


Where the hell is quonsar? Did his head explode?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:36 PM on May 20, 2002


..and I meant that reverently
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:38 PM on May 20, 2002


The next step is to breed one without feet and a head. What would PETA say to that?
posted by uftheory at 12:39 PM on May 20, 2002


{ohforpetessake}
I'm not the chicken plucker, I'm the chicken plucker's son. I'm only plucking chickens 'til the chicken plucker comes.
{/ohforpetessake}
posted by LinusMines at 1:16 PM on May 20, 2002


I can't wait to eat one of those hideous monstrosities. It surely must count as a new species. I think they should call it the McChicken.
posted by benbrown at 1:54 PM on May 20, 2002


"turn the egg into a square egg. One egg at a time."

I have one of those! Really neat. Not good for much more than novelty purposes, but still worth it from a cost-to-silliness-instantiated standpoint.
posted by youhas at 3:22 PM on May 20, 2002


That's not funny.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:33 AM on May 21, 2002


Today the feathers...tomorrow, the bones!

Actually, I think the feathers are still there. On the inside.
posted by groundhog at 5:51 AM on May 21, 2002


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