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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 19, 2020
“How do you get rid of a boomerang?"/"Throw it down a one-way street.”

A boomerang riddle is:

Q: How do you get rid of a boomerang?
A: Throw it down a one-way street.


The joke was printed in The Sun-Herald (Sydney, New South Wales) on July 8, 1973.


Newspapers.com
8 July 1973, The Sun-Herald (Sydney, New South Wales), comic sec., pg. 7, col. 2:
Q. How do you get rid of a boomerang?
A. Throw it down a one-way street.
-- Sue Russell (15), North Balgowlah.

Newspapers.com
20 April 1993, Chicago (IL) Tribune, Kidnews, sec. 7, pg. 11, col. 4:
Q. How do you get rid of a boomerang?
A. Throw it down a one-way street.

Google Books
Where’s Waldo?:
The Really Remarkable Activity Book

By Martin Handford
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press
1996
Pg. ?:
How do you get rid of a boomerang?
Throw it down a one-way street.

Google Books
Extremely Good Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House
2001
Pg. 126:
How do you get rid of a boomerang?
Throw it down a one-way street.

Twitter
Ron Lester
@RonLesterRadio
How do you get rid of a boomerang? Throw it down a one way street
2:02 AM · Nov 14, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
Best Ever Classroom Jokes:
Because some of us never grow up

By Mike Haskins
London, UK: Pavilion Books
2015
Pg. ?:
How do you get rid of a boomerang?
Throw it down a one-way street.

Twitter
Lorraine Jo King
@lahlahbean
#mondaymirth
How do you get rid of a boomerang?
Throw it down a one way street. 😁
11:40 PM · Feb 9, 2020·Crowdfire App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 • Permalink