Mike the headless chicken

Seems like my posts come in themes. Currently, it's poultry.

As Mr. Taloola was relieved of his head yesterday, he didn't realise it for a couple of minutes. Perhaps he wanted to kiss his girlfirends (Daisy and Cornflower) goodbye before he went to the big chicken coop in the sky. We need our inner-ears to keep balance, maybe that's why Taloola couldn't walk straight...

I remembered reading a story once about a rooster who survived quite a while after being beheaded. Just how long?

1.5 years.

I kid you not. It's name was Mike... Mike the chicken. He lived in the 40's and has quite a following. Check out his website here: http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/.


9 comments:

lesmondj said...

That's just weird. I suppose Mike deserved to live after surviving decapitation. At least he wouldn't have been able to crow. 'gurgle gurgle dooooo'

Sophie said...

That sounds like something the BBC would do for April Fool's Day. Where do you find these wierd things????

Jon Dylan said...

He searches "Kip compatibility quizzes" in google in his spare time.

Jon Dylan said...

Good times with the headless chicken though.

Katie said...

loving it... u know if your nephew's ok yet?

Symon said...

He's pretty sweet now. Was shaken up on the day though ;-)

PaisleyJade said...

He definately doesn't want to eat Taloola on Christmas day!

Anonymous said...

sorry, but in real... it was only 18 month of livving further.. if you look at the mike-page you`ll see... 18 month = 4 years???

Symon Burton said...

Thanks for the correction Mr. Anonymous. Mike lived 4 years in total, 18 months after being beheaded. The post has been adjusted accordingly.