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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 04, 2022
“What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?"/"Fire crackers.”

A popular July 4th (Independence Day) riddle is:

Q: What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?
A: Fire crackers.


July 4th firecrackers are not edible crackers, of course. The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2008.


Newspapers.com
4 July 2008, Lincoln (NE) Journal Star, “Kids Corner,” pg. 3D, col. 1:
Q: What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?
A: Fire crackers!

Newspapers.com
16 August 2008, The Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI), “Summer Laughs,” pg. A-6, col. 4:
What’s Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?
A: Firecrackers!  Michael, 6th grade

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KerryAnnCrotzer
@kerryber
“What’s Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?”
“Fire Crackers!!”
5:28 PM · Jul 4, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Matt
@vipregan
What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack? ...Fire crackers!
2:56 PM · Jul 4, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Teachers @ MyTownTutors
@mytowntutors
What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?… Fire crackers http://bit.ly/11ZNe3t #sschat #edchat
1:05 PM · Jul 2, 2013·Twuffer

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Josh Bailey
@jbbailey919
What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?
Fire-crackers.
#IndependenceDay #fourthofjuly #murica
1:48 PM · Jul 4, 2016·TweetDeck

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Michelle O’Rear
@vibrantmjh
What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?
Fire-crackers.
Happy Uncle Sam Day!
11:15 AM · Sep 13, 2016·Capzool

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Donny Thompson
@DonnyThompsonBB
What are Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?
Fire-crackers! 💥
#HappyFourthOfJuly 🇺🇸
2:32 PM · Jul 4, 2019 from North Carolina, USA·Twitter for iPhone

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44. What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack? Fire-crackers.

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Posted by u/lodiman77 July 3, 2022
What is Uncle Sam’s favorite snack?
Fire Crackers!

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