An American fast food chain from Kentucky is to fund research as to why chickens cross the road.
In a major study starting today, Kenlucky Diced Chicken, the famous fast food restaurant group, is to attempt to get to the bottom of the quandry that has been on people's minds for decades, namely, why the chicken crossed the road.
Over the years, many experts have thought that especially in the State of Kentucky, or rather, the state that Kentucky is in, chickens cross the road to avoid an oncoming military gentleman - namely Colonel Saunders - who may be coming at them with a 12-bore shotgun.
Other experts have suggested that it may be because it's sunnier on the other side of the street.
Professor Lord Windsor Newton, the famous behaviouralist and inventor of the domestic paint brush said:
"Some chickens have an in-built mechanism that makes them cross the road each time they see one. This dates back to the pre-Christian era where frustration set in amongst the chicken population because roads hadn't yet been invented. Chickens actually went demented trying to find a road to cross.
"I am hoping that this research will answer the question thus enabling me to move on to more serious matters, such as 'which came first, the chicken or the egg?'"