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Watch this chicken play baseball and question everything you know about the natural world

Be careful the next time you sit down for a dinner of chicken parmigiana. Because you just may be eating the next great home run hitter. 

In 1953, a pair of Arkansas psychologists trained a chicken, Barnyard Casey, to hit a toy baseball in exchange for chicken feed. If the ball hits one of the fielders, the hen has to take another swing before it can collect its meal. 

As proven by this clip, if you ever wondered what people did before they watched videos of animals doing weird stuff online, they watched animals do weird stuff in person. Thanks to technology, we can safely do it without pants.