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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 14, 2021
“How do you divide 20 potatoes among 6 people?"/"Boil them and mash them.”

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A GOOD MATHEMATICIAN.

Google Groups: bit.listserv.deaf-l
Deaf Jokes
Harry Blackmore
Jan 15, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
If you have ten potatoes, how would you divide these among seven persons? Mash them!

Google Books
Mongolia:
Tryst with Change and Development

By R. C. Sharma
Patiala, India: Vision & Venture
1997
Pg. 81:
Teacher: Well, Damdin how can you divide seven potatoes among ten children?
Damdin: Very simple, I will mash them up and distribute.

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@dadjokes
how can you divide seven potatoes among four people? Mash them.
9:41 PM · Mar 14, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Funnmall Productions
@Funnmall
How do you divide 20 potatoes among 6 people?
Boil them and mash them!
3:56 PM · Nov 6, 2010·Facebook

Twitter
[Dizzy symbol][Four leaf clover]
@i_aim_tyga
Mathematics is fun! How would you divide 4 potatoes equally among 5 students?...mash them #Lol
1:26 PM · Mar 26, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
jacq
@msjacky925
how can you divide seven potatoes to four people???
mash them,,,,
6:07 AM · Mar 20, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
Crap Dad Jokes:
Because Dads aren’t as funny as they think they are

By Ian Allen
London: Portico Books
2013
Pg. ?:
Maths teacher: How do you divide 10 potatoes equally between 6 people?
Billy: Mash them, sir.

Twitter
Will Tommo
@TheWillTommo
This is the best xmas cracker joke.
How do you divide 20 potatoes among 6 people?
Boil them and mash them.
Hahaha funny.
9:14 AM · Dec 25, 2014·Mobile Web (M2)

Twitter
Lorraine Jo King
@lahlahbean
#badjokethursday
How do you divide 10 potatoes equally between 6 people?
Billy: Mash them, sir.
5:06 AM · Jan 14, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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