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 October 31, 2016
“What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?"/"Straw-berries.”

A scarecrow riddle is:

Q: What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
A: Straw-berries.


The riddle was printed in newspaper puzzles printed in 1976 and 1996.


20 April 1978, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), “Puzzle Answer,” pg. P-12, col. 3:
The star letters in the correct words spelled STRAWBERRY, the answer to the riddle, “In the Land of Oz, what is the Scarecrow’s favorite fruit?”

29 May 1996, Springfield (MO) , “Cryptoquip,” pg. 10B, col. 3:
Tuesday’s Cryptoquip: Can one voracious scarecrow’s favorite fruit be straw-berries?

Google Books
Super Goofy Jokes
By Jacqueline Horsfall
Illustrated by Rob Collinet
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2004
Pg. 37:
What’s a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
Strawberries.

Google Books
Laughs
By Matt Rissinger and Philip Yates
New York, NY: Sterlng Publishing Company, Inc.
2004
Pg. 20:
What’s a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
Strawberries.

Twitter
Joy Deb Rockstar
‏@Dulal_Upadhay
Q: What is a scarecrows favorite fruit?
A: Straw-berries!
6:18 AM - 11 May 2010

Twitter
Popsicle®Verified account
‏@Popsicle
#JokeOfTheWeek Q: What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit? A: Straw-berries!
3:02 PM - 19 May 2010

Google Books
101 Amazing Food Jokes
By Jack Goldstein
Andrews UK Limited
2013
Pg. ?:
What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
Straw-berries.

24 November 2013, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. H3:
What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit? Straw—berries.
Caitlin, 4
YWCA Pre-school, San Pedro

Google Books
Food Jokes For Kids 5
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
Straw-berries! 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, October 31, 2016 • Permalink