Why did the chicken cross the road specifically on Aug. 15? Because it's National Tell A Joke Day, of course!
Chickens are out in full force (Why did the chicken cross the basketball court? He heard the referee calling fowls!) and no joke is too corny (What do you call a chicken crossing the road?Poultry in motion!)
The only rule on National Tell A Joke Day is to laugh -- even a little. And tell a joke -- even a one liner.
Laughter not only releases feel-good brain chemicals, but it also gives the ab muscles a tiny workout.
Laughing is so beneficial, it's actually studied for its therapeutic effects. Gelotology looks at laughter and humor from a psychological and physiological perspective.
People have been joking around since 1900 BC, according to the National Day Calendar website.
And although the origin of National Tell A Joke Day can't be traced, it just might've started with a chicken.
Everyone knows the chicken crossed the road just to get attention. (C'mon, you laughed.)
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