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Why did the chicken cross the road?

No, despite what some think, it’s neither the oldest* nor the worst joke of all time. Hell, it’s not even a joke – it’s an anti-joke.

 

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In this awesome video, YouTube Channel VSauce’s** Michael Stevens looks at the world’s most famous anti-joke, explaining WHY it’s so interesting.

Featuring anti-joke cat, ancient Sumerian fart jokes and Death Clocks, amongst other things.

Also featuring a computational theory of humour. And Bill Nye, for some or other reason.***

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* Watch the vid to find out what is…

** VSauce is a channel devoted to “Amazing Facts & The Best of the Internet”. It has some 239 videos, over a million subscribers and over 200 million video views.

*** Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of the man’s, especially after his recent comments about creationism. I’m just not sure why people are thanking Bill Nye for a video in which he asked a question. Perhaps his people produced it?

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UPDATE:

An excellent example of the joke (thanks, Dave!):

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: Deregulation of the chicken’s side of the road was threatening its dominant market position. The chicken was faced with significant challenges to create and develop the competencies required for the newly competitive market. Accenture, in a partnering relationship with the client, helped the chicken by rethinking its physical distribution strategy and implementation processes. Using the Poultry Integration Model (PIM), Accenture helped the chicken use its skills, methodologies, knowledge, capital and experiences to align the chicken’s people, processes, and technology in support of its overall strategy within a Program Management framework. Accenture convened a diverse cross-spectrum of road analysts and best chickens along with Accenture consultants with deep skills in the transportation industry to engage in a two-day itinerary of meetings in order to leverage their personal knowledge capital, both tacit and explicit, and to enable them to synergize with each other in order to achieve the implicit goals of delivering and successfully architecting and implementing an enterprise-wide value framework across the continuum of poultry cross-median processes. The meeting was held in a park-like setting, enabling and creating an impactful environment which was strategically based, industry-focused, and built upon a consistent, clear, and unified market message and aligned with the chicken’s mission, vision, and core values. This was conducive towards the creation of a total business integration solution. Accenture helped the chicken change to become more successful.