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 March 15, 2017
“Why did the leprechaun cross the road?"/"He wanted to reach the pot of gold faster.”

A leprechaun riddle is:

Q: Why did the leprechaun cross the road?
A: He wanted to reach the pot of gold faster.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2003.

“When does the leprechaun cross the road?"/"When it’s green!” is a similar riddle with a different punchline.


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Community Health Nursing Practice Today Magazine
Department of Community Health Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University
Volume 1, Issue 1
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Why did the leprechaun cross the road?
He wanted to reach the pot of gold faster
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Why did the leprechaun cross the road?
He wanted to find the pot of gold faster

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Why did the leprechaun cross the road?  He wanted to reach the pot of gold faster
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