By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 23rd, 2013 12:00 AM.
Why did the chicken cross the road? Since mentioned in The Knickerbocker in 1847 the joke has been asked time and again and thousands of variations have been created. It was published under the Editor's Table column, one of the paper's hit columns put together by Lewis Gaylord Clark's. The answer in The Knickerbocker was 'Because it wants to get on the other side!'. The riddle was an example of anti-humor in the original column. When you first hear the question you may think the answer would ......read more