6 Creatures Who Stay Alive After Being Killed
Have you heard about real zombies in the animal world? That not only seems to be creepy but actually is terrifying. Long time ago doctors noticed that heads of people who were guillotined kept reacting to sounds, light and even tried to bit through the basket they were placed in after the execution. This is why they thought on discovering more creatures with similar abilities to find some similar factors. Of course, the main aim was getting humanity closer to eternal life. And here are the animal zombies:
Even after losing their heads, these creatures keep jumping, swimming and even hollering in the marsh. What is it? No magic, my friends. Frogs are blessed with a bunch of reflexes they use for living instead of a brain. Scientists are sure that these headless creatures’ behavior hardly differs from the ones with heads. We bet, frogs themselves do not realize something went wrong.
If you count on getting rid of a snake by cutting its head – there are some bad news for you. Headless snake keeps protecting itself for hours and its’ poison is still toxic. There were cases when people died when tried to remove parts of what they considered to be a dead animal and received their bite.
Asians know that eating an octopus can be dangerous. Even after death, its tentacles keep moving and can stick in your throat, holding with its suckers and block all ways for oxygen. However, there are daredevils who pay a fortune for this dangerous delicacy. Octopuses are served on a rise with moving tentacles that make this dish look super disgusting.
These palls act just as frogs after losing their heads. No panic! Lost their brain? They have another one hidden inside their tiny chests. No eyes? Visual sensors in liver help them define light from darkness. By the way, it is much easier to fly without heads for these insects. This is why those fruit flies, who had troubles with aerodynamics can perform any tricks and get better control over their bodies. It is one big benefit.
Most of people hate these creatures and face a lot of troubles when trying to get rid of ones. What is the reason? It is weird and ridiculous, but there is another creature inside the cockroach. It can control their bodies even after the ‘outer shell’ remains headless. Its reproductive activity remains o the same level too. It can last for about 10 days, after that the insect dies of hunger.
Mike the Headless Chicken, also known as Miracle Mike, is the reason why we add chickens to our top list. On September 10, 1945, farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado took an axe to kill a chicken for dinner, but something went wrong. The axe removed the bulk of the head, but missed the jugular vein, leaving one ear and most of the brain stem intact. For 18 months poor Mike lived headless before he started choking in the middle of the night. He had managed to get a kernel of corn in his throat. The Olsens left their feeding and cleaning syringes at the sideshow the day before, and so were unable to save Mike. A lot of farmers tried to repeat this trick, and somebody even succeeded, but no other bird lived longer than Mike.