Sunday chicken facts

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.