Apparently the chop was somewhat... off. His head wasn't completely severed, leaving behind an ear and much of the brain stem... enough of the brain stem to maintain body function. There was a lot of "good luck" involved as well, where the wound missed the carotid and clotted quickly, unlike those you'd beheaded properly.
Most motor function and body regulation are controlled by the brainstem, not the cerebral lobes, cerebellum, etc. Those areas function more in cognition, sensory processing, etc. So, with a lot of help being fed, watered and cared for, Mike had enough brain left to be a walking vegetable.
Dont you know that All parts of Chicken can be eaten except there feathers.
Chicken feathers can be eaten by animal. So, all of them are useful for foods. Miracle is everywhere. So headless chicken is just a miracle. Not all headless animal would be dead. Some of animal can live without it's head. Some of animal can regenerate it's head to get a new head easily without problem.
There is this tradition in my country, where they cut chickens at home. My friend's inexperienced brother was responsible for it. They were in the terrace of their house while this happened. His brother tried to kill the chicken by cutting off its head. Half of the head was chopped off and the bleeding chicken ran away, down through the steps to the ground floor. So the chicken did survive for some time with its half cut head. But this was no science experiment, it was just an accident.
And some quite informative posts on this thread. I never though animals could regenerate heads or at least part of their brain. I wish we could do this with limbs.
haha, bizarre and funny.
I remembered me n my cousin do alot of scientific testing on flies n other bugs. Like, if you put a weight in the ass of a big fly can it then only fly up because of the heavy behind? How long lives big flies with a head twisted a 360...
I also remembered we played tennis with night butterflies. I also had the luck of having a ant-road close and if you poked an ant hard from behind it attacked the ant behind it. This led to big ant fights - quite amazing for a child.