Part of my daily web rounds include stopping by Wikipedia, as they always have some neat stuff on their front page. Where else would I ever hear about Mike the Headless Chicken, who survived for 18 months after his farmer owner tried to cut his head off (to serve him to his mother-in-law). Mike toured the freak show circuit until he finally died. Sadly, without his head:
A pickled chicken head was also on display with Mike, but this was not Mike's original head, as a cat had already eaten it.My life is richer for knowing this!