"Like hypnotizing chickens" is Iggy Pop
's description of love
in his song 'Lust for Life
There are two generally accepted methods of hypnotizing chicken
s. The first is to take a stick
with false plastic eyeballs
attached to it with a distance of about an inch
apart. In theory, the chicken, on seeing the eyeballs, should remain transfixed by them until contact is broken.
The other, apparently more successful, method is to take a chicken and hold it upside-down
by its legs for 40 seconds. The chicken remains in a state of paralysis
for 30 minutes to an hour
Neither the ethical
ramifications nor the success
rates of these methods have ever been satsifactorily reported.