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    Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colo., did indeed own the world's only surviving headless chicken, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. He wielded the infamous axe in September 1945, unaware that he and his rooster would go down in history.
    The animal, now dubbed Mike and celebrated with a festival, Web sites and various magazine articles, apparently survived because the blade missed his jugular vein and a clot prevented him from bleeding to death. The axe blow landed high enough that most of the chicken's brain stem and one ear remained intact. Olsen kept the animal fed and watered by inserting an eyedropper directly into his gullet. Eighteen months after the chicken lost his head he choked to death in a motel room. Residents of Fruita remember Mike as "a big fat chicken who didn't know he didn't have a head."


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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    Thanks for bringing this up.

    The DSM register article on "Mike" used to be permanently affixed to the bulletin board at the feed store in the town near where I grew up.


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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    I bet Peta loves this Lloyd guy...



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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    I bet Peta loves this Lloyd guy...
    I bet they do. I mean, just think of how well he took care of his live animals if this is how well he took care of his dead ones. Lloyd is a model animal keeper!

    But I bet they'd poor blood on him anyway. PETA is just awesome like that.


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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    I pretty sure Gary Barta is on the verge of breaking this record.



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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    it's disgusting



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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I pretty sure Gary Barta is on the verge of breaking this record.
    Good thing I put down my coffee or I would have spit it all over my laptop.



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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I pretty sure Gary Barta is on the verge of breaking this record.
    Good one! Thanks for the morning comedy. I needed some.


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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    The axe blow landed high enough that most of the chicken's brain stem and one ear remained intact.
    This guy has **** for aim


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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    This guy has **** for aim

    True story--this is the guy that taught Jake Christensen how to throw....



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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    True story--this is the guy that taught Jake Christensen how to throw....
    Yeah, but at least he didn't quit mid-chop!


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    Re: Chicken lives for 18 mths after being decapitated

    I knew there was a reason I liked this story



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