Why did the chicken cross the road? Because a tractor-trailer spilled 37,000 pounds of it after crashing.
A highway in western Pennsylvania was closed off when a tractor-trailer crashed for an unknown reason, dumping 37,000 pounds of processed chicken onto the road, according to the Associated Press.
At about 5a.m., the truck crashed on U.S. Route 422 near McConnells Mill State Park in Lawrence County, Penn. McConnells Mill State Park is about 35 miles north of Pittsburg according to the AP.
The chicken chaos caused the highway to be closed for over three hours as crews cleaned up the splattered bird parts. U.S. Route 422 later reopened.
It is not clear who the driver or owner of the truck or the chicken.
No one was hurt in the incident, except maybe the already dead chickens.
While this type of accident may sound strange, it isn't the first time that it has happened.
On Tuesday, about 1,000 frozen chickens were spilled onto the M5 motorway near Bristol in the UK. A delivery fan hit the central reservation, causing the poultry to spill of the road. The driver had a non-life-threatening head injury and was taken to the hospital. Highway Agency staff cleaned up the chickens from the road and it was later reopened, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
In May 2011, Highway 40 between Chesterfield Parkway and Timberlake Manor Parkway in Chesterfield, MO was closed off after a truck spilled 100 pounds of chicken parts on the road.
Even stranger things have spilled onto highways in accidents before. In July 2011, a truck that overturned spilled 14 million live bees, as well as honey, onto a highway in Idaho.
Strange road spills occur so much that there is a website dedicated to these strange incidences called TruckSpills.com.