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BLINKY, The Friendly Hen (1979; rpt. 1996)

by Jeffrey Vallance
On 27 April 1978, Jeffrey Vallance bought a frozen chicken at a supermarket, took it to a pet cemetary, bought a casket for it, and had it interred.

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Ten years later, Jeffrey dug up Blinky. This story is told in The World of Jeffrey Vallance (1994).

"The idea was to exhume the remains of Blinky and to use legal, medical, and scientific means to determine the cause of death. An autopsy was performed on Blinky, and her bones were analyzed by a computer."

Jeffrey Vallance is brilliant.