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 November 07, 2017
“What do you call a cow on a trampoline?"/"A milk shake.”

A cow riddle is:

Q: What do you call a cow on a trampoline?
A: A milk shake.


Versions of the riddle have been cited in print since at least 1996.


Google Books
February 1996, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 61. col. 2:
Dave: What is the world’s largest milk shake?
Tom: I don’t know. What?
Dave: A cow on a trampoline!
-- Laura Wylie, Amarillo, Tex.

7 April 1996, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “At 50, Highlights Magazine clings to its childlike charm” by Ellen O’Brien, pg. K1, col. 5:
What’s the world’s biggest milkshake?
A cow on a trampoline.

Google Books
Squeaky Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips and Steve Russo
EUgene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
1997
Pg. 98:
Myrtle: What is the world’s greatest milkshake?
Maynard: Who knows?
Myrtle: A cow on a trampoline.

Google Books
Fur, Feathers, and Fun!:
A Book of Animal Jokes

By Mark Ziegler
Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window Books
2006
Pg. 8:
What do you call a cow on a trampoline?
A milk shake.

Google Books
101 Amazing Jokes
By Jack Goldstein
Andrews UK Limited
2013
Pg. ?:
What do you get when you cross a cow with a trampoline?
A milkshake!

7 March 2013, Marco Island (FL) Sun Times, “Puzzles4Kids,” pg. B10, col. 3:
What do you get when you cross a cow with a trampoline?
A milkshake.

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

By Mike Haskins
London, UK: Pavilion Books
2015
Pg. ?:
What do you get if you cross a cow with a trampoline?
Milkshake!

Google Books
The Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids
By Whee Winn
Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz
2016
Pg. ?:
What do you get when you cross a cow with a trampoline?
A milk shake!

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
What do you call a cow on a trampoline?
A milk shake!
4:01 AM - 7 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, November 07, 2017 • Permalink