Thursday, March 3, 2011
Mike the Headless Chicken; Sometimes, You Just Have to Be Decapitated to Get Noticed
Sometimes, you just have to be decapitated to get noticed.
That's what happened to Mike, a plucky, never-say-die chicken in Fruita, Colorado who became the town Mascot rather than a main meal. Mike's head was chopped off, yes, but enough of his brain stem was left intact to allow him to remain alive another 18 months! The Headless Chicken was such a smash hit in 1945, he became a national celebrity, commanding big bucks to appear in venues coast to coast and in large circulation magazines.
Yep, Fruita is on Route 6, and naturally I'll stop in to get my fill of Mike the Headless Chicken trivia.
Posted by Malerie Yolen-Cohen at 11:53 AM