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 20, 2017
“What has no legs, but can do a split?"/"A banana.”

A banana split riddle is:

Q: What has no legs, but can do a split?
A: A banana.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1999.


3 December 1999, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), “Just for Laughs,” pg. 16, col. 2:
Q: What has no legs, but can do a split?
A: A banana.
Courtney Ward, age 11
Newark


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Psychology 200‏
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What has no legs but can do a split? A banana! #fb
9:00 PM - 18 Mar 2010

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Compassionate Home Care LLC
May 12, 2016 ·
Q: What Has No Legs But Can Do A Split?
A: A banana. #funny #jokes

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Talea Burnett‏
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What has no legs but can do a split? A banana! #dumbjokes #alwaysbringabananatoaparty #laffytaffy
8:12 PM - 5 Aug 2016

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WHAT HAS NO LEGS BUT CAN DO A SPLIT? A BANANA!
1:02 PM - 5 Jun 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, October 20, 2017 • Permalink