An animal whose head never dies
What would happen if the animal had no head?What happens when the heart leaves the body?Your first thought is “they’ll die or stop beating”, but some animals are more resilient than you might think. Both the headless animals and their dead hearts are alive and kicking.Headless Chicken Mike One day in 1945, a farmer in Fruta, USA, was about to kill a chicken for cooking. When he cut off its head, he found that it was walking normally after a struggle, but not dead.The farmer named him “Mike” after trying to feed him by dropping food down his esophagus with an eyedropper.Mike lived for 18 months.When word spread that the headless chicken would not die, it became known as “Miracle Mike” and the area became famous for it.Mike survived because of a series of coincidences.Only a small part of its brain was cut off, but most of its brain and entire brain stem and cerebellum were retained. Basic functions controlled by the brain stem, such as breathing and heartbeat, were not greatly affected. Moreover, blood clots quickly occurred in the wound, and it was lucky that it did not bleed to death.However, this is a very painful thing for animals, please be kind to animals, do not imitate.Have you ever seen a cockroach in your house?Known as the “unbeatable cockroaches,” these insects can strut around without a head!In experiments, scientists cut off the heads of cockroaches, sealed the wounds with wax to prevent them from drying out and becoming infected, and placed them in a bottle.Some of the cockroaches survived in the jars for weeks.The scientists explained that the blood vessels in cockroaches are underdeveloped and mainly on the body, so removing the head would not cause a lot of bleeding.They breathe not from their heads but from their limbs;The nerves on the trunk can also independently instruct them to stand and move;A single meal is enough for them to survive for several weeks, which is why cockroaches are so hard to get rid of in your home.When a snake is beheaded, it can not only move its body, but also continue to bite with its head.In 2018, a man in the US used a shovel to cut off the head of a poisonous snake he found in his yard.Then he picked up the snake’s head and tried to throw it out.Suddenly, the head of the snake bit the man hard and poured the venom into his body.The man was saved by emergency treatment.A snake’s reflexes are almost all over its body, and its body can wiggle for minutes or even hours even if its head is broken;The two sides of a snake’s cheek are very sensitive to temperature. When a snake’s severed head senses someone approaching, it will produce conditional fire, open its mouth, stick out its tongue, and even bite. It can move for one to two hours after being separated from its body.It’s not just the head. In some animals, the heart can still move when separated from the body.While dissecting fish, frogs or turtles, researchers have noticed something strange: their hearts continue to beat long after they leave their bodies, especially a turtle whose heart can continue to beat for about several hours after researchers have removed it from its body.This is because their heart muscles are not controlled by the brain, which simply tells the heart how fast to beat.At the same time, the heart structure of these animals is relatively simple, the metabolism of cells is slow, the demand for oxygen is low, so the heart cells can rely on the original energy, maintain a period of time.These injuries to wildlife may be based on self-defense or professional scientific research.Wild animals may carry germs or parasites, which may be dangerous. Please do not hurt wild or stray animals at will.