Unlikely, adorable city mascots

POSTED: 6:07 AM Jul 21 2014   UPDATED: 6:09 AM Jul 21 2014

The world's most adorable city mascots have some heady responsibilities and impressive lines on their CVs, from running a train station to gracing a "Vanity Fair" cover with Hollywood elite. But cuteness alone didn't get them their celebrity. Their stories did. Here are three of them.

Mike the Headless Chicken
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Mike the Headless Chicken Festival

In 1945, a Wyandotte rooster named Mike was decapitated by a farmer's wife, but continued to live for 18 months after. Now Fruita, Colorado, remembers its town chicken each May with a Mike the Headless Chicken Festival.

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