It’s common knowledge that onions make one cry and that beans give one gas, leading to the joke:
Q: What do you get when you mix beans and onions?
A: Tear gas.
The joke has been cited in print since at least 1992 and is of unknown authorship.
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Jeffrey N. Burch
What do you get when you eat onions and baked beans???
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Joshua A. Laff
What do you get when you eat onions and beans?
Everything I Know About Writing
By John Marsden
Sydney: Pan Macmillian Australia
Q: What do you get from baked beans and onions? A: Tear gas.
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. If I eat beans and onions, will I make tear gas?
The Everything Kids’ Gross Cookbook:
Get Your Hands Dirty in the Kitchen with These Yucky Meals!
By Colleen Sell and Melinda Frank
Avon MA: Adams Media
What can you make from baked beans and onions? Tear gas!
Ultimate Book of Jokes:
The Essential Collection of More Than 1,500 Jokes
By Scott McNeely
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books
Q: What sort of farts do you get by mixing beans and onions? A: Tear gas.
Q: What can you make from baked beans and onions? A: Tear gas.
7:11 PM - 31 Aug 2014