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7 May 2019, 16:46 | Updated: 7 May 2019, 16:48
This lovely, fluffy chicken can play Puccini on the keyboard – and it’s one of the most joyous sights you’ll see today.
Someone has taught their chicken how to play ‘O mio babbino caro’ from Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi on the keyboard, using one clever trick.
Chickens are highly sensitive to light, so the owner of the animal used a red light under the keys of the instrument they wanted the chicken to play. And then (clever hen), the chicken simply follows the light with its beak.
So, next time someone suggests that chickens are less than intelligent animals, just show them this.
Oh, and here’s the time Jokgu the chicken was super patriotic, and played ‘America the Beautiful’ on the keyboard: