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 March 12, 2017
“What fruits do twins like best?"/"Pears.”

A riddle about pears is:

Q: What fruits do twins like best?
A: Pears (pairs).


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1983.


25 August 1983, Shoal Lake (Manitoba) Star, pg. ?. col. 1:
What do twins like to eat?
Pears.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns of the Weak 12-07-04
Stan Kegel
12/7/04
(...)
What are twins’ favorite fruits?
Pears! (Anna, 4)

Google Books
ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing Joke Book
New York, NY: Tangerine Press
2005
Pg. 254:
What are twins’ favorite fruits?
Pears.

25 June 2007, Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution, “News for Kids: Joke,” pg. D7:
Q: What kind of fruit do twins like the most?
A: Pears!
--- Sent by Maia Potter, a fourth-grader at Stonewall Tell Elementary School in Atlanta

Twitter
Shawntice Applys‏
@SCApplys13
What fruits do twins like best? Pears. #popsiclejokes
9:45 PM - 6 Aug 2012

Google Books
101 Amazing Food Jokes
By Jack Goldstein
London: Andrews UK Limited
2013
Pg. ?:
What are twins’ favorite fruit?
Pears!

7 September 2013, Newsday (Long Island, NY), Kidsday, pg. B29:
What are twins’ favorite fruit?
A pear.
- Kendrick Camacho-Rosa

26 July 2014, Newsday (Long Island, NY), Kidsday, pg. B29:
What fruit do twins like?
Pears.
- Justin Protheroe

Twitter
popsicle stick jokes‏
@popsiclelaughs
what fruits do twins like best??
PEARS!!!
#sofunny #omglove #favejoke #myfriendatethisone #humor #loling
2:38 PM - 10 Jul 2015

Google Books
1001 Kid’s Jokes
By Kay Barnham
London: Arcturus Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
What are twins’ favorite fruit?
Pears.

GameFAQs
What is your pokemon
StoicBeruka
October 21, 2016
WHAT FRUITS DO TWINS LIKE BEST?
PEARS!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, March 12, 2017 • Permalink