A Chicken Head Steadicam

Two years ago, Dustin got himself a couple of chickens. Dustin also seems to be a good ol’ boy with an advanced degree in something.

He recorded this entertaining video illustrating the curious way chicken’s keep their head fix, regardless of orientation or direction. It’s apparently thanks to something called the vestibulo-ocular reflex:

As with most of the delightful, webby things I discover these days, I found this one on Reddit. A user suggested that “Someone needs to mount an 808 camera on the chicken’s head, then attach the chicken to a mountain bike.” Dustin went to work, and the subsequent video is pretty entertaining, too:

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