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 January 29, 2017
“Why did the cannibal break up with his valentine?"/"She didn’t suit his taste.”

A popular Valentine’s Day cannibal riddle is:

Q: Why did the cannibal break up with his girlfriend/valentine?
A: She didn’t suit his taste.


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


14 February 1999, The Sunday Times of India (New Delhi, India), “Gag Bag,” pg. 24, col. 7:
Why did the cannibal break up with his girlfriend?
She didn’t suit his taste.

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Why did the cannibal break up with his Valentine?
She didn’t suit his taste!

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Why did the cannibal break up with his Valentine?
She didn’t suit his taste!

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Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
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Why did the cannibal break up with his girlfriend?
She didn’t suit his taste!

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Why did the cannibal break up with his girlfriend? She didn’t suit his taste!

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