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 November 03, 2016
“Where did the first corn come from?"/"The stalk brought it.”

The stork might bring babies, but what brings corn? There’s a Thanksgiving riddle:

Q: Where did the first corn come from?
A: The stalk brought it.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1941.


2 November 1941, The Sunday Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), pg. 6, col. 3:
Dear Granny: Where does all the corn come from? --Clem Bugbee, Walrus, Minn.
Answer: The stalk brought it.

30 November 1980, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), “Turning Over a New Leaf” by Mabel C. Simmons, sec. 3, pg. 10, col. 3:
Molly: Where did that baby ear of corn come from?
BIlly: The stalk brought it.

Google Books
August 1983, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 65, col. 2:
Colonel Cobb: Where did the first corn come from?
Pop Corn: The stalk brought it. — Brian Ballone, Saddle Brook, N.J.

27 September 1989, Rockford (IL) Register-Star, “Mini-Chefs,” pg. 4D, col. 6:
Where did the baby ear of corn come from?
Answer: The stalk brought it.

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Where did the first corn come from?
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Where did the first corn in America come from? (The stalk brought it!)
9:09 AM - 31 Aug 2009

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Pg. ?:
Where did the first corn come from?
The stalk brought it.

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, November 03, 2016 • Permalink