Photos: Mike the headless chicken

A rooster named Mike lived for 18 months after losing his head in 1945 at a farm in Fruita, Colorado. According to some accounts, the day the ax fell Mike slept with his head under his wing. The story originally ran in an October 1945 issue of Life magazine. <a href='http://life.time.com/curiosities/photos-mike-the-headless-chicken-beyond-belief/#1' target='_blank'>View more photos and read the stranger-than-fiction story at Life.com</a>.

A rooster named Mike lived for 18 months after losing his head in 1945 at a farm in Fruita, Colorado. According to some accounts, the day the ax fell Mike slept with his head under his wing. The story originally ran in an October 1945 issue of Life magazine. View more photos and read the stranger-than-fiction story at Life.com.