We have all been waiting decades to find out why the chicken crossed the road and when one was finally asked, she declined to comment.
Nothing makes us hold our heads in our hands quite like a terrible joke. The kind of joke we have heard dozens, if not hundreds of times before. The kind of jokes you see fall out of Christmas crackers each year and you roll your eyes as your unfunny uncle delivers it with the vigor of a standup comic telling a killer joke that he just came up with on the spot.
We'll admit it, some of those jokes do still get a laugh out of us. However, there is one joke, perhaps the oldest of them all, that we have never really understood -one that is known the world over, yet when we really think about it, it isn't really a joke at all. The age-old question, "why did the chicken cross the road?" The answer, which is supposed to be funny, has always been "to get to the other side."
You've all heard it, countless times, and recently someone saw the chance to really put the question to bed. In a video posted by LadBible, one man happened to see the age-old joke actually manifest in front of his eyes. That's right, an actual chicken crossing an actual road. And, thanks to the miracle of the camera phone, he managed to capture the moment and share it with the world.
Spotted a chicken crossing the road so asked it the all-important question... pic.twitter.com/J1D3GCtCGy— LADbible (@ladbible) February 25, 2019
Not only was the moment captured, but once the chicken was safely across the road, the man leaped from his car, camera still in hand, and quizzed his new feathered friend. He wanted to know what we all do: "Why'd you do it?" Why did the chicken cross the road? As expected, there was no answer. Not even a cluck.
The bad news is that for now, it seems that the answer to the joke is very much true. Chickens really are only crossing the road to get to the other side. At least that's what the one above wants us to think. On the bright side, the next time you hear the terrible joke, you can at least reminisce about the video above and it might even make it look like you are laughing at the joke.