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 November 13, 2017
“What’s the best way to catch a fish?"/"Have someone throw it to you.”

A fishing riddle is:

Q: What’s the best way to catch a fish?
A: Have someone throw it to you.


The riddle was printed in many American newspapers in 1965.


27 June 1965, Indianapolis (IN) Star, “Riddle Box,” sec. 2, pg. 4, col. 3:
What is the best way to catch a fish?
Have someone throw it to you.

14 January 1973, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “Today’s Riddles,” pg. 8-K, col. 5:
What’s the best way to catch a fish?
Get someone to throw it to you.

21 November 1994, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, “Riddles,” pg. 2D:
What is the best way to catch a fish?
Have someone throw it to you.

12 May 1996, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Smiles,” Kidsday, pg. K1:
What is the best way to catch a fish?
Have someone toss it to you.
- Tiffany Konklewski, Deer Park

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tlroze‏
@tlroze
Whats the best way to catch a fish? Have someone throw it to you.
10:33 PM - 3 Jan 2009

10 October 2017, News Mail Bundaberg (Bundaberg, Queensland), pg. 15:
What’s the best way to catch a fish?
Have someone throw it at you.

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Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
What’s the best way to catch a fish?
Have
someone throw it at you.
#Joke from #FishingJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
3:11 AM - 14 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Monday, November 13, 2017 • Permalink