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 March 24, 2018
“What is a giraffe’s favorite fruit?"/"Necktarines.”

A giraffe riddle is:

Q: What is a giraffe’s favorite fruit?
A: Necktarines.


The “nectarine"/"necktarine" pun has been cited in print since at least 2004.


Wikipedia: Peach
The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Shan mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine.

Google Books
Super Goofy Jokes
By Jacqueline Horsfall
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2004
Pg. 16:
What’s a giraffe’s favorite fruit?
Neck-tarines.

Google Books
April 2012, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 59, col. 1:
Peter: What is a giraffe’s favorite fruit?
Elaine: What?
Peter: A neck-tarine!
Julia Staelgraeve, St. Paul, Minn.

Twitter
Zuker Gill
@ConkreteMan
What’s a giraffe’s favorite fruit? A Neck-terine.
12:20 PM - 7 Apr 2012

Twitter
CarolinaLaurie
@SceneofSublime
What is a giraffe’s favorite fruit? A neck-tarine. #fruityjoke
9:01 AM - 25 Jul 2012

Twitter
DamienLamien
@Happily_Shipit
@Harry_Styles What’s a giraffe’s favourite fruit?
A neck-tarine!
12:18 AM - 30 Sep 2013

Twitter
BlenderPartsUSA
@BlenderPartsUSA
What’s a giraffe’s favorite smoothie flavor?
NECK-tarine!
(They’ll also drink strawberry in a pinch.) #TGIF #LOL #Giraffe #love #funny
2:11 PM - 3 Feb 2017

Reddit—Jokes
What is a giraffe’s favorite fruit?
submitted March 25, 2018 by evisceraze
Necktarines

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, March 24, 2018 • Permalink