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 21, 2017
“What falls down but never gets hurt?"/"Rain.”

A riddle about the rain is:

Q: What falls down but never gets hurt?
A: Rain.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1962.


3 November 1962, Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), “Fun Time—The Riddle Box” by A. Leokum, pg. 19, col. 3:
What falls down but never gets hurt?
Rain.

6 September 1973, Nashua (NH) Telegraph, “Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 1:
Q: What falls down but never gets hurt?
A: Rain.
Leslie Sartelle, East Pepperell, Mass.

1 March 1986, Rockford (IL) Register Star, “Just FOr Laughs,” Pennywhistle Press, pg. 15, col. 1:
Question: What falls down but never gets hurt?
Answer: Rain.
Joan Hastings, 11
Seaford, Del.


24 February 1989, News Journal (Mansfield, OH), “Fun Time—The Riddle Box,” pg. 9-C, col. 7:
What falls down but never gets hurt?
Rain.

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Greg Carney‏
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What falls down, but never gets hurt? ....... RAIN!
1:00 AM - 9 Sep 2009

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rt @SharieRealNice RT @iGotHa_Squirtin What falls down but never gets hurt? ×× The Rain ..
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Q: What falls down but is never injured?
A: The Rain
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2:17 AM - 25 Mar 2017

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Fito‏
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What falls down but never gets hurt?
The rain!
3:35 PM - 11 Aug 2017 from Palestine, TX

3 September 2017, The Daily Telegraph (Surry Hills, New South Wales), “Laugh Till Your Face Hurts,” pg. 3:
Q: What falls but never gets hurt?
A: The rain!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Thursday, September 21, 2017 • Permalink