This Man Wants To Resurrect Dinosaurs... Using Chickens

Palaeontologist Jack Horner wants a pet dinosaur. (I’m right there with you, Jack.) And according to his TED talk, we’re actually getting closer to making Jurassic Park a reality. Thanks to chickens.

The Best Food Of The Year

In case you couldn’t tell, we at Gizmodo love to eat. We do it every day! And we write about it sometimes too. Here’s the best stuff we wrote about edibles in 2010.

Proof That Chickens Make The Best Steadicams

It turns out that chickens aren’t just a delicious and comical nugget source. They’re also one of the best Steadicams around—assuming you can keep it focused. Here’s how one precocious poultry stacks up against a real human man.

Behind The Chicken Goop: The Truth And Science Of Chicken Nuggets

The twisting pink mass that looks like frozen yogurt infected with ectoplasm might look disgusting. It might be mechanically separated chicken, chicken nuggets in their primordial form. And it is perfectly okay to eat.

Chicken Nuggets Are Made From This Pink Goop

This is mechanically separated chicken. Chickens are turned into this goop so we can create delicious chicken nuggets and juicy chicken patties. It’s obscenely gross and borderline alien, but it’s not going to stop me from eating nuggets. They’re too good.

The Most Upsetting Video Ever Of An Automatic Chicken Plucker

This is Janet’s Whizbang Chicken Plucker, built using the instructions from the hit best-selling book Anyone Can Build a Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker. It is absolutely f—king horrifying, and I apologise in advance.

Oh God, It's a Whole Chicken in a Can

Until this moment, I did not know you could fit a whole chicken in a can. The directions on the back use the word “delicious” three times. Let’s see what’s inside (warning, NSFL):

Thirty-Foot Trebuchet Fires Chicken Poop at Potential Thieves

A businessman in the UK has come up with a novel way to deal with potential thieves: firing chickenshit at them from a 30-foot catapult. Joe Watson-Webb, a retired showman, had the iron trebuchet left over from his days as a showman, and gets his avian ammo from the farm next door. Local cops have said that they will prosecute Watson-Webb if he uses the catapult to defend his property against arsonists and robbers—but what would they think about the other weapon he has up his sleeve? Watson-Webb is also the proud owner of a 20-foot-long cannon, out of which he used to fire his wife!

Greatest Fast Food Invention Yet: Col-Pop Holds Your Soda and Your Chicken Nuggets

This has to be the best thing in fast food convenience since the freakin’ straw: A cup that holds your chicken nuggets AND your soda. Nuggets on top, soda on bottom—hand to nugget, straw to face. AT THE SAME TIME. Amazing.

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