Huge Chicken Confuses, Scares Social Media Users
This is What's Trending Today....
People on social media often debate whether a piece of information, video or photograph is real or not. If someone does not believe that something is real, they might call it "fake news."
This week, the main "fake news" Twitter debate has centered on a video of a chicken.
The one-minute video shows a black and white chicken looking out of a small structure called a chicken coop. At first, it appears to be a normal bird. But then, a huge chicken foot comes out of the coop followed by the rest of the bird. The extremely large chicken begins to flap its equally huge wings and strut around. It appeared to be one very proud bird.
A man from Kosovo posted the video of his chicken to the "Decorative Poultry" Facebook group late last week. He wrote of the video, "Enjoy looking at Merakli," which is reportedly the name of the chicken.
The video spread quickly around social media and other sites. Some on Twitter described the chicken as "scary" and "horrifying." Some people refused to believe "Merakli" was a real chicken.
One Twitter user wrote the video really shows an adult in a chicken costume.
Other people believed that the chicken was real, but said its huge size was the result of factory farming.
In truth, the chicken in the video is a real bird. And it is not the product of factory farming.
It is a Heritage Breed Brahma, or simply "brahma chicken." The group Livestock Conservancy recently posted information about these chickens on its Facebook page.
Brahmas, it says, are often called the "King of All Poultry." They were developed in America in the 1800s from very large birds that came from China and India. By the early 1900s, brahma chicken meat was hugely popular in the United States.
Despite these answers, it seems, people remain terrified of the large bird.
As one person tweeted, "was about to fall asleep, but just remembered I live on the same planet as that huge chicken."
And that's What's Trending Today.
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社交媒体上的网友经常会讨论新闻、视频或照片的真实性 。如果有人不相信某件事，他们可能会将其称为“假新闻” 。
在约1分钟的视频中可以看到，一只黑白相间的鸡从鸡笼内向外张望 。乍一看，它与普通的家禽无异 。然而不久，其巨型鸡爪紧随着其他家禽出现在观众的视野中 。这只巨型鸡开始拍打着巨大的翅膀，昂首阔步 。它看起来似乎很骄傲 。
上周晚些时候，科索沃一名男子将该视频上传至脸书“装饰性家禽”群组中 。他在视频中写道，“请大家观赏默拉克里”，据悉，这是鸡的名字 。
该视频在社交媒体和其他网站上迅速走红 。推特上一些网友用“可怕”和“恐怖”描述这只鸡 。有些网友则表示：我看到的“默拉克里”一定是只假鸡 。
其实，视频中的这只鸡是真的 。而且并非工厂化饲养的产物 。
这是一种传统的婆罗门鸡，也称“焚天鸡” 。家畜保护组织近期在脸书主页发布了该种类鸡的具体信息 。
它介绍称，婆罗门鸡通常被称为“家禽之王” 。19世纪，中国和印度的大型家禽被运到美国并且逐渐进化 。20世纪初，婆罗门鸡肉在美国颇受欢迎 。