There's no sound quite as horrifying as the keening cry of a rubber chicken. YouTube channel What's Inside decided to find out how the squeezable toys make such an appalling racket. I have some theories: 1) tiny demon living inside, 2) malevolent spirit, 3) another smaller rubber chicken or 4) a screaming Star Wars toad. What's Inside posted the revealing video on Sunday.
The What's Inside crew starts off by hacking off a fake chicken head with an axe. Yet the beast lives, making a horrifying noise when squeezed. More of the neck comes off. Finally, the mystery is solved. There is a plastic device that looks like a cross between a kazoo and a duck call hidden inside. Compressing the chicken's body forces air through the whistle to create the ear-assaulting noise.
Can't get enough bellowing birds? "Mythbusters" star Adam Savage famously assembled a load of shrieking rubber ducks into a "duck bomb" that unleashed an unholy pining sound of misery upon the world. Enjoy.