Tic Tac Toe vs. Chicken

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  1. swaimj

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    The easter chicks thread brought this to mind....

    As a kid, my grandparents took my sister and me to the indian reservation/tourist trap in Cherokee, NC. I vividly remember putting a quarter in the slot of a cage which contained a live chicken. I then played the chicken in a game of tic tac toe. The chicken won, whereupon he received a bowl of chicken feed.

    For years, I told people about this and they thought I was crazy or lying.

    Several years ago, I confirmed that such a thing is possible when a similar group of chickens came to the Philadelphia county fair and the story of their "ability" was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Then, in 2005, I took my new bride to Cherokee on our honeymoon. The town is now a less family oriented place as the casinos have moved in and much of the tourist trap stuff was long gone, including the tic tac toe chickens. However, a store owner confirmed that the chickens used to be there and even pointed out the deck where they were displayed.

    Has anyone else on the BB ever played a chicken in a game of tic tac toe?
     
  2. SBCPreacher

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    Yes. Probably the same chicken as I did as a kid. For a while, it damaged my poor little self esteem (of course I didn't know what a self esteem was at the time). Eventually I got over it.
     
  3. Carolina Baptist

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    Never played them but I have seen them at the county fair.
     
  4. I Am Blessed 24

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    I haven't, but I watched my husband get beat 3 games in a row. LOL They used to have one in Arthur, IL, at the Amish settlement.
     

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