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 October 07, 2018
“What kind of bats swing upside down?"/"Acro-bats.”

A riddle about bats is:

Q: What kind of bats swing upside down?
A: Acro-bats.


The “acro-bats” pun has been cited in print since at least 1993.


27 October 1993, Victoria (TX) Advocate, “Ha-Halloweens,” pg. 8D, col. 2:
What kind of bats swing upside down? Acro-bats.

Google Books
World’s Wackiest Riddle Book
By Evelyn Jones
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2014
Pg. 7:
What kind of bats swing upside down?
Acro-bats.

Twitter
❄ Mae Loke ❄
@maegloke
Q: What kind of bats swing upside down?
A: Acro-bats.
#joketime
3:17 AM - 8 Jul 2011

Twitter
Abi Lee
@jedimittens12
Replying to @wendyyyyho
@EmeraldSoGreen what kinda bats swing upside down?
ACRO-bats :D
4:44 AM - 25 Jun 2012

Reddit—Jokes
What kind of bats swing upside down?
submitted October 7, 2018 by Swumpting
Acro-bats!
(From my 6 year old)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • Sunday, October 07, 2018 • Permalink