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Mike, the Headless Chicken

Mike, the Headless Chicken | Image Credit: LIFE / GETTY IMAGES via BBC

Mike the Headless Chicken more popular than Clinton — Salon, 1999

But how did it even survive without a head? And for two whole years!

Well, here is the story:

The Background

Lloyd Olsen and his wife Clara owned a farm. On the 10th of September, 1945, Olsen was beheading their chickens…

Haseki Hurrem Sultan

Haseiki Sultan Hurrem | Image Source: Wikipedia

Sultan Suleiman, the Magnificent, happened to pass by the laundry in his Harem when he heard a charming, beautiful voice singing Ukrainian songs. He “stopped to talk with her in her outlandish speech” as his 1951 biographer Harold Lamb recounted.

The girl in the laundry was none other than the…

Aima Tariq

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