On a strangely twisted Web-jaunt this evening (with stops at the Philadelphia Experiment, the Illuminati and Nikolai Tesla's home-made earthquakes), I somehow ended up on Mike the Headless Chicken, and he's perhaps the most incredible story of the night. (And the one that comes closest to being verifiable!)
Mike was kind of an amazing, if somewhat alarming bird. But I was glad to find out that he was "examined by the officers of several humane societies and was declared to have been free from suffering." Which is really all we want for our freakshow poultry displays, right?