In Ohio: A Fowl Spectacle

The Japanese television crew is scrutably perplexed. "Very unique," the director grins bravely, contemplating a scene his team has flown half a world to film for a Tokyo special on the Guinness Book of World Records.

Their perplexity is understandable. Ten feet above their cameras, a wiry man perches on a white wooden platform that stands out sharply, in the bright Ohio sun, against the green pasture beneath. His T shirt bears the words INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN FLYING ASSOCIATION, along with a picture of a chicken in full flight, wearing a flying helmet. Perched...

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