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 September 22, 2017
“What falls down but never gets hurt?”/“Rain.”

A riddle about the rain is:
 
Q: What falls down but never gets hurt?
A: Rain.

 
The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1962.
 
 
Newspapers.com       
3 November 1962, Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), “Fun Time—The Riddle Box” by A. Leokum, pg. 19, col. 3:
What falls down but never gets hurt?
Rain.
 
6 September 1973, Nashua (NH) Telegraph, “Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 1:
Q: What falls down but never gets hurt?
A: Rain.
Leslie Sartelle, East Pepperell, Mass.
   
1 March 1986, Rockford (IL) Register Star, “Just FOr Laughs,” Pennywhistle Press, pg. 15, col. 1:
Question: What falls down but never gets hurt?
Answer: Rain.
Joan Hastings, 11
Seaford, Del.

 
24 February 1989, News Journal (Mansfield, OH), “Fun Time—The Riddle Box,” pg. 9-C, col. 7:
What falls down but never gets hurt?
Rain.
     
Twitter
Greg Carney‏
@gregcarneyFU
What falls down, but never gets hurt? ....... RAIN!
1:00 AM - 9 Sep 2009
   
Twitter
Joseph Cannizzaro
@dudeman718
RT #Abbyjoke: what falls down but doesn’t get hurt? RAIN.  (via
@HowellMarketing
) Ha! 😊
9:43 PM · Oct 8, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Young Queen‏
@Milan_Jayy
rt @SharieRealNice   RT @iGotHa_Squirtin What falls down but never gets hurt? ×× The Rain ..
11:05 PM - 17 Jan 2010
     
Twitter
Hannah
@hannahszcz
What falls down but never gets hurt?
Rain
1:07 PM · Jul 21, 2016·Twitter for Android
 
Twitter 
Dafnee ✈️‏
@leah_dafne
Q: What falls down but is never injured?
A: The Rain
#MMKMaymay
2:17 AM - 25 Mar 2017
 
Twitter
Fito‏
@Bluesnowconez15
What falls down but never gets hurt?
The rain!
3:35 PM - 11 Aug 2017 from Palestine, TX
     
3 September 2017, The Daily Telegraph (Surry Hills, New South Wales), “Laugh Till Your Face Hurts,” pg. 3:
Q: What falls but never gets hurt?
A: The rain!
   
Twitter
Jimmy RevJim Olsen
@mybuddyjimmy
What falls down but never gets hurt? Rain. #RiddleoftheDay
6:36 PM · Nov 28, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Friday, September 22, 2017 • Permalink


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