If you ask them, police in Portland, Oregon say they know it’s an old joke, but they really don’t know why the chicken crossed the road either. When they received a call, officers were dispatched to check on a report of a chicken crossing a local highway during rush-hour. The caller said the bird was causing a traffic hazard, so police went to remove it. Later, they released a statement saying they were unable to locate the bird and that animals in a roadway were no laughing matter. A spokesman said officers regularly tend to duck crossings, and have rescued ducklings form storm drains. He said this was the first time they had received a serious call about a chicken trying to cross the road. Officers will remain on a lookout for the bird he said, and added, for the time being, officers were unable to determine the chicken’s intent.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
--Why did the chicken cross the road? Oregon cops don't know, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/us-usa-oregon-chicken-idUSKBN0GF22Y20140815, Accessed August 15, 2014.
Proverbs 1:5-6 (NASB) A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, (6) To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.