Drooling on the Pillow

Friday, July 29, 2005

Brave, Blind and Very Tasty 

It started with a post at one of my favorite sites, Mick Hartley, about zombie chickens. Mick was musing on the possibility of developing a chicken with only enough neural activity to keep itself alive and whether that would represent a moral advance due to abbreviated suffering, or an ethical nightmare for Mary Shelley reasons.

A commenter provided a link to a web page devoted to Mike, The Headless Wonder Chicken, who, it is asserted, lived for 18 months after decapitation in Fruita, Colorado. This was in 1945. You don't want to miss the Mike's Story page. It's got pictures.

They have a festival in Fruita commemorating Mike's amazing will to live on the third weekend of every May.

I don't know about you, but I'm getting my Greyhound ticket tomorrow.

Let's see. The election was only about nine months ago. Senate Democrats are half-way to Mike's record.
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