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 September 06, 2017
“Why couldn’t the toilet paper cross the road?"/"Because it got stuck in a crack.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A toilet paper version is:

Q: Why did the toilet paper cross the road?
A: Because it got stuck in a crack.


“Q: Why did the toilet paper cross the road? A: Because it was stuck on the chicken’s butt” was published on the newsgroup soc.penpals on January 8, 1995. “Why did the toilet paper cross the road?  It was stuck to the chicken’s foot” was posted on Twitter on November 29, 2008.

“Why didn’t the toilet paper cross the road?  Cause it was stuck in a crack” was posted on Twitter on July 21, 2009. The joke has been printed on many images


Google Groups: soc.penpals
GOOD JOKES
Dennis Mai
1/8/95
(...)
Q: Why did the toilet paper cross the road?
A: Because it was stuck on the chicken’s butt.
brilliant joke by Dennis Mai.

Twitter
Richard Stephenson‏
@richstep51
Joke of the Day (JOD): Why did the toilet paper cross the road?  It was stuck to the chicken’s foot.
3:14 PM - 29 Nov 2008

Twitter
Andy Carr‏
@ventiislarge
A 6 year old just asked me.. why didn’t the toilet paper cross the road?  Cause it was stuck in a crack..! I pissed myself...!
11:32 PM - 21 Jul 2009

Reddit—Jokes
Why didn’t the toilet paper cross the road?
submitted March 10, 2015 by randomusername123458
It didn’t want to get stuck in any cracks.

Google Books
Spring Spark:
Romancing Wisconsin Series

By Stacey Joy Netzel
Published by author
2016
Pg. ?:
“Why didn’t the toilet paper cross the road?”

“I have no idea.”

“It got stuck in a crack.”

16 February 2016, News Mail Bundaberg (Bundaberg, Queensland), “Last Laugh,” pg. 9:
Q: Why didn’t the toilet paper cross the road?
A: It got stuck in a crack.

Reddit—Jokes
Why couldn’t the toilet paper Cross the road?
submitted September 6, 2017 by a7xwarrior
It got stuck in a crack

Posted by Barry Popik
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