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Historic Win For Alabama After Truck Full Of Chicken Tenders Spills On Road

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because someone made a conscious decision to pull over on the side of the highway in the dark of night next to a horrible truck accident, get out of their car, scoop said chicken into their arms, and carry it back over to their vehicle. That’s why.

From WRDW News:

These chicken tenders aren’t for pick-up. An Alabama sheriff’s office is warning people against eating chicken that tumbled on to a rural highway after a truck wreck.

An 18-wheeler crashed on Alabama 35 on Sunday, spilling boxes of chicken tenders in Cherokee County near the Georgia line. Motorists began stopping to pick up the food, which authorities say created a traffic hazard.

The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency posted a notice on its Facebook page asking people to quit picking up the chicken. The notice says the food isn’t safe to eat after hours on the ground.

Whoa. Listen, Alabama, I know you want to eat your feelings right now, but you’re going to have to hold off on this one. Non-refrigerated road chicken is not kind on the body.

The CDC estimates that every year about a million people get sick from eating poultry that’s contaminated with harmful germs. That’s why it’s important for you to take steps to protect your health and the health of your loved ones when it comes to chicken.

What’s one of the biggest food safety steps you can take in this case? The one back into your dented 1987 Pontiac Grand Prix with empty hands.

Circling back to the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency’s post, the replies were a cornucopia of emotion. There were the usual corny jokes, and, as per any post, anywhere, ever… people making it political as soon as possible.

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I checked, and yes – snowflakes, the constitution and freedom of religion all come up among those 18 replies above.

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Yes Susan, homeless people will be eternally grateful for the old road chicken.

I suppose in Alabama terms it’s kind of like currency. If you need to commiserate, New Jersey knows how you feel about this, too.