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.

Recent entries:
“Futons are the sporks of the furniture world” (10/19)
“A microwave is an easy bake oven for adults” (10/19)
“What do you call a cat that eats lemons?"/"A sourpuss.” (10/19)
“Why was the road afraid of the bike lane?"/"Because it was a cycle path.” (10/19)
“Cheesecake is actually pie” (10/19)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from October 18, 2016
“How do you make an apple puff?"/"Chase it around the garden.”

An apple puff riddle is:

Q: How do you make an apple puff?
A: Chase it around the garden.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1975.

“How do you make a cream puff?"/"Chase it around the block” is a similar riddle.


14 December 1975, The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia), “Riddles,” Comic Sec., pg. 6, col. 5:
Q. How do you make aa apple puff?
A. Chase it round the yard.
-- Judith Flegg (10), Toongabbie

Google Books
The Ha Ha Bonk Book
By Janet Ahlberg
New York, NY: Puffin Books
1982
Pg. ?:
How do you make an apple puff?
Chase it round the garden.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Apple Puff…
Steve Cross
12/3/98
How do you make an apple puff?
Chase it around the garden.

Google Books
The Sleepover Joke Book
By Sandy Ransford
Illustrated by Emily Bannister
New York, NY: Puffin Books
2003
Pg. ?:
How do you make an apple puff?
Chase it round the garden.

Twitter
Stuart Hehir
‏@StuartHehir
@jemimakiss: how do you make an apple puff? Chase it around the garden.
9:16 AM - 17 Dec 2008

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. 115:
How do you make an apple puff?
Chase it round the garden.

Google Books
1001 Kid’s Jokes
By Kay Barnham
London: Arcturus Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
How do you make an apple puff?
Chase it around the kitchen.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 • Permalink