What’s With That Giant Chicken?

Have you seen this video of what looks like an enormous chicken? It’s been making the rounds on the internet since mid March.

Is it a hoax? An alien mutant chicken come to enslave humanity? WHAT!!?! Well, according to snopes.com it’s a real video. Believe it or not.

Most people are familiar with small breeds of chicken, that usually weigh around 6 lbs. The chicken in the video is a Brahma chicken, which can weigh up to 18 lbs! Add fluffy feathers on top, and you have what looks like one humongous chicken.

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Want More Internet Memes. Here Are Some Books Featuring Famous Ones

Grumpy Cat
"Internet sensation Grumpy Cat's epic feline frown has inspired legions of devoted fans. Celebrating the grouch in everyone, the Grumpy Cat book teaches the fine art of grumpiness and includes enough bad attitude to cast a dark cloud over the whole world."

I Am Pusheen the Cat
"Presents humorous cartoons that star Pusheen, a pleasantly plump cat who offers advice on such subjects as being fancy, baking cookies, sleeping, and living with a younger sibling."

What Does the Fox Say?
"Based on Ylvis' viral hit, the brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker have paired their lyrics with playful illustrations, for a fun picture book."

A Little Book of Sloth
"From a British filmmaker and sloth expert comes a hilarious, heartwarming photographic picture book starring the laziest--and one of the cutest--animals on the planet. Sloths from the world famous Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica"

Awkward Family Photos
"Presents awkward photos of families, accompanied by humorous captions and stories about awkward and amusing family moments, and organized into such categories as pets, birthdays, and holidays. Based on posts from the Awkward Family Photos website."

I Can Has Cheezburger?
The original meme. "The Internet has provided us with many wonders, from skateboarding dogs to Chuck Norris facts. Over the past year, though, one sensation has dominated the Web: LOLcats. Here’s how it works: First you find a picture of a cat online, and then you add a caption that reflects the cat’s point of view. Just remember that although cats can speak English, their spelling and grammar is not so hot. Once you’re done, you have a LOLcat."

What's your favorite meme? Let us know in the comments below.

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