A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 10, 2017
“Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, or is it just one of Granny’s myths?”

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old saying. A joke involving the Granny Smith apple is:

“Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, or is it just one of Granny’s myths?”

The “Granny’s myths” pun was posted on Twitter on June 6, 2012 and has been printed on several images.


Wikipedia: Granny Smith
The ‘Granny Smith’ is a tip-bearing apple cultivar, which originated in Australia in 1868. It is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. The tree is thought to be a hybrid of Malus sylvestris, the European Wild Apple, with the domestic apple M. domestica as the polleniser. The fruit has hard, light green skin and a crisp, juicy flesh.

They go from being completely green to turning yellow when overripe. The acidity mellows significantly on ripening, and it takes on a balanced flavour.

Though also consumed raw, it is one of the most popular cooking apples.

Twitter
Allan Shaun Jones
‏@bigaljohonas
Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, or is it just one of Granny’s myths?
1:37 PM - 6 Jun 2012

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Neil Brown
‏@neilb52
Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, or is it just one of Granny’s myths?
1:38 PM - 6 Jun 2012

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Ducks are the future
June 9, 2012 ·
Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away?
or is it just one of Granny’s myths?

25 April 2014, Leicester (UK) Mercury, “Mercury Mailbox,” pg. 14:
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Steve Birch, Coalville Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Or is it just one of granny’s myths?

23 October 2015, Birmingham (UK) Mail, “Would you like flies with that, madam?,” pg. 69:
DOES an apple a day keep the doctor away or is it one of Granny’s myths?

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