E ver heard of a chicken that survived for anything more than 10 seconds after its head was chopped off Well, one chicken did - for 18 months! And as is obvious, it was nothing short of a miracle! Every year, in May, Colorado celebrates Mike The Headless Chicken Festival to remember the miracle that had taken place 17 years ago, when a Colorado farmer chopped off a chicken' s head, and yet it managed to live for another 18 months!
According to Lloyd, the chicken resisted, bolted, and ran away!
But he did know how to take advantage of the situation! He was carried the chicken in a horse wagon, and began betting people that he had a live headless chicken in it!
Mike's brain stem was still intact, and as it so happens, the brain stem is the main part of the bird's brain. So, the brain stem basically represented the entire brain, and thus allowed him to function fully, even without a head!