Sunday chicken facts

by Cellobella on Sunday, January 27, 2008

chookA dip into “World’s Best Trivia” by Oliver Roydhouse had me spluttering my tea over the monitor this evening…

Perhaps you’ve had a roast chook for dinner tonight?

Did you know that the longest recorded chicken flight was by a headless chook?

Or that in earlier times, chimneys were cleaned by shoving a chicken down and letting it flap out the soot?

But my favourite is that in France in┬ámedieval┬átimes one punishment for an adulterous wife was to make her run naked through the streets of the town chasing – you guessed it – a chicken. You’ve got to give the French points for originality.

I wonder what the adulterous husband had to do? Your suggestions please.


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