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Chicken by the Pound

This guy is driving a truck that weighs 2 tons, and in the truck, he has a thousand pounds worth of chickens. He’s driving along, and he sees a sign that says the bridge ahead has a 5000 pound limit. Afraid that he has too many pounds, he doesn’t know what to do. He gets out and starts to beat on the truck so that the chickens will fly. Does this work? Why or why not?

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8 guesses to Chicken by the Pound


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  • Chris

    how could you possibly fit 1000 pounds of ALIVE chickens in a truck? The chickens must be dead, thus unable to fly

  • Dude

    No, they’re alive.

  • Roolstar

    So the question is: “Why didn’t the chicken fly?”
    Let me thinkabout that for a sec…

    Chicken… fly… ? … No they don’t.

  • Rool

    Well, it seems to me that the question is: “Why didn’t the chicken fly?”

    Maybe the truck eas closed all around them.
    Maybe they got so used to noise from the long ride, they won’t get bothered by some besting on the side.
    Maybe they were genetically altered not to have wings.

    Or maybe… Just maybe…
    CHICKEN DON’T FLY!!!

    The question could’ve been: “Why didn’t the PIGS fly?”

  • Dude

    Ok, a few clarifications:

    Firstly, chickens CAN fly. We will assume that when he bangs on the truck, they flap about enough to take flight. So, with these assumptions, the question is: Will it lighten the truck enough for him to get across the bridge.

  • Nick

    Well yes… And no… The truck weighs 2 tons, the chickens weigh 1 ton… (3 tons) so he already has under the maximum weight

  • Nick

    If my other answer isn’t correct.. Wouldn’t the chickened be in cages or something..? So they cant fly away?

  • Nick

    Oh sorry about the first one.. (the three tons) forgot each ton is 2000 pounds.