A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 10, 2017
“Why did the farmer feed money to his cow?"/"Because he wanted rich milk.”

A riddle abut “rich milk” was print in a newspaper in 1972:

Q: Why did the farmer feed money to his cow?
A: He wanted rich milk.


The riddle was worded differently in 1997:

Q: Why did the girl try to feed her cow dollar bills?
A: Because she wanted rich milk!



28 January 1972, The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard (Uniontown, PA), “Riddles” by Edward Lim, pg. 17, col. 4:
Why did the farmer feed money to his cow? He wanted rich milk.

30 July 1973, Indianapolis (IN) News, “Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 1:
Q. Why did the farmer give the cow money to eat?
A. He wanted rich milk.
Sandy Patterson
Indianapolis


Google Books
Biggest Riddle Book in the World
By Joseph Rosenbloom
Illustrations by Joyce Behr
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1976
Pg. 231:
Why did the farmer feed his cow money?
He wanted rich milk.

July/August 1997, Jack & Jill, “Jokes & Riddles,” pg. 22:
Why did the girl try to feed her cow dollar bills?
Because she wanted rich milk!
Jenna Riley
Greensburg, Pennsylvania


17 April 1998, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Laugh Lines; Pint-Sized Punch Lines,” pg. E2, col. 3:
Why did the silly kid feed her cow dollar bills? She wanted rich milk. (Rhea Jordan, 8, La Puente, Villacorta Elementary)

Google Books
1001 More Cool Jokes with Glen Singleton
By Barb Whiter
Victoria, Australia: Hinkler Book Distributors
2002
Pg. 77:
Why did the girl feed money to her cow?
Because she wanted to get rich milk.

Twitter
Joe‏
@jcabaj
Why did your sister feed money to her cow ?Because she wanted to get rich milk.
2:09 PM - 29 Jul 2009

Google Books
A Man Walks Into a Bar 3
By Jonathan Swan
London, UK: Ebury Press
2010
Pg. 235:
Why did the girl feed money to her cow? Because she wanted to get rich milk.

Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
Why did your sister feed money to her cow
?
Because she wanted to get rich milk.
#Joke from #MoneyJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
9:47 PM - 9 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Friday, November 10, 2017 • Permalink