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 14, 2016
“Why did the cantaloupe jump into the lake?"/"It wanted to be a watermelon.”

A watermelon riddle is:

Q: Why did the cantaloupe jump into the lake?
A: It wanted to be a watermelon.


The riddle was published in Boys’ Life magazine in July 2006.


Google Books
July 2006, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 57, col. 1:
Andrew: Why did the cantaloupe jump into the water?
Shane: Why?
Andrew: It wanted to be a watermelon.
Andrew Peter, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Google Books
Windowkids Recipes of the 10/40 World Cookbook
Colorado Springs, CO: Authentic Publishing
2007
Pg. 19:
Why did the melon jump into the ocean?
It wanted to be a watermelon!

Twitter
witchy woman
‏@kevviii
why did the cantaloupe jump in the ocean? *it wanted to be a watermelon!* (: just one of the many jokes in the spongebob joke book
7:19 PM - 31 Jan 2010

Twitter
Taz Kempf
‏@tazkempf
Why did the rockmelon fall into the water?  because it wanted to be a watermelon. smile
12:54 AM - 18 Oct 2010

Twitter
ELIZABETH WHYCER
‏@ELIZABETHWHYCER
@tonyblackburn Good morning Tony! Why did the melon jump into the water? Cos it wanted to be a watermelon!
2:28 AM - 14 Oct 2011

Google Books
Funniest Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
Why did the melon jump into the lake?
It wanted to be a watermelon.

Twitter
The Honest Company
‏@Honest
Why did the cantaloupe jump into the lake? It wanted to be a watermelon. Happy #FunnyFriday, friends!
1:00 PM - 4 Nov 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, November 14, 2016 • Permalink