Mike the Headless Chicken

This bird proved that, yes, a chicken can still run around with its head chopped off. When Mrs Olson sent her husband Lloyd into the yard to fetch a chicken for supper, the axe was brought down on one hapless rooster’s neck. However, a bad aim caused the axe to miss the jugular and the brain stem, and the five-and-a-half month old rooster lived. Mike became a touring celebrity in his remaining 18-months of life, where the disbelieving public saw him strut, attempt to peck and gurgle as he tried to crow. The long-suffering bird eventually died in 1947, after choking during the night.


A group of foreign scientists discovered
at least 20 dead sei whales beached along Chile’s southern coast on the
Gulf of Penas and reported them to the National Fisheries Service.The
International Union for Conservation of Natures lists the sei as an
endangered species and the whales are no longer supposed to be hunted
commercially. It’s not unusual to find beached whales
along Chile’s 2,400-mile coast, however it’s the first time sei whales
have been found beached in the country, the Fisheries Service said.