|Can you imagine the size of the|
chicken attached to that neck?
Believe it or not, I found a question Google couldn't answer. I wanted to know how big a chicken would be if it had a 40 pound neck. I tried wording the question many different ways and couldn't get an answer. The only relevant answer I could get was an average chicken neck weighs around two ounces.
Then I found a second question Google couldn't answer. I figured an ostrich, the world's largest bird, looked like a giant chicken so I wanted to know how much an ostrich neck weighed. I learned a lot of neat facts about an ostrich, but not one of those facts led me to an answer of how much an ostrich's neck weighs.
Determined to find an answer, I put my math skills to work. Since Google knew how much an average male ostrich weighs (350 lbs) and the weight of an average broiler chicken (7 lbs), that means an ostrich is about 50 times larger than a chicken. That means a chicken the size of an ostrich would have a neck weighing six and a quarter pounds. Of course an ostrich has a much longer neck than a chicken, so there's a margin of error in my calculations, but I'll fudge the math like Congress does the budget and conclude that a chicken with a forty pound neck would be six times the size of an ostrich.
|The elephant bird is huge, but that little chicken |
would still be 2 to 3 times larger if it had a 40 lb neck!
Let's suffice it to say that if you came across this chicken with a forty pound neck wandering around Pocomoke City, MD, you'll want to get out of its way. It might mistake you for a tasty caterpillar.
Now you might be wondering why I shared this story. When I rode past this sign, Ray Steven's Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens popped in my head, a song I hadn't heard for years. So I thought I'd share the sign with you so that silly song would pop in your head. In case it doesn't pop in your head, plug your headphones in and enjoy the cartoon.
Posted by Five Drunk Rednecks