Why is the why did the chicken cross the road joke funny?

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The joke itself is not really funny at all. It's the result of the joke that is funny. People who have not heard the joke will become victimized by their own intelligence. They will sit there and try to deduce why a chicken would cross a road, coming up with outlandish and foolish answers, when the obvious answer is staring them right in the face. Why does anyone or anything cross a road? To get to the other side. Children will usually answer correctly the first time asked. Adults will not. Thats why it is funny.
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Who invented the why did the chicken cross the road joke?

The exact origin of the riddle is obscure. Its first known appearance in print occurred in 1847 in The Knickerbocker , a New York monthly magazine: An 1847 version of the

Why is 'Why did the chicken cross the road' a joke?

Jokes are valued for the exciting little sense of shock, the new twist to your viewpoint, that comes with the answer. That is what makes us laugh. Or groan! A person asks y

How did the chicken cross the road joke originate?

you know how people always say how did the chicken cross the road weel that's because in around 1930s in Texas it was market day and a man was selling chickens he had just sol
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What does the joke Why did the Chicken or hen cross the road mean?

Explaining a joke kind of takes a lot of the funny out of it, but here goes. The standard form of the joke is "Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side."
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Who thought of the joke why did the chicken cross the road?

i believe it was a chicken one day that was crossing the road and decided to make jokes about himself. he shared them with his fellow chicks and they were in giggles, one of t