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 May 13, 2021
“Why did the lion cross the road?"/"Because he saw a zebra crossing.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A lion version is:

Q: Why did the lion cross the road?
A: Because he saw a zebra crossing.


A “zebra” crossing is the name of a striped pedestrian crossing. The joke is that the lion wants to eat a zebra.

“Why did the lion cross the road? Because it saw the Zebra Crossing!” was posted on Twitter by André on July 9, 2009. “Why did the lion cross the road? Because he saw a zebra crossing” was printed in the Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, NSW) on October 10, 2010.

“Why did the lion cross the road?"/"To get to the other pride” and “Why did the zebra cross the road?"/"Because it was a zebra crossing” are related riddles.


Wikipedia; Zebra crossing
A zebra crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing used in many places around the world. Its distinguishing feature is alternating dark and light stripes on the road surface, resembling the coat of a zebra. A zebra crossing typically gives priority to rights of way to pedestrians.

Twitter
André
@andresmed
#mrsfrysgags Why did the lion cross the road? Because it saw the Zebra Crossing!
5:05 PM · Jul 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

10 October 2010, Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, NSW), “Funday Telegraph,” pg. 118:
Why did the lion cross the road?
Because he saw a zebra crossing

Twitter
Phil Lion
@Phil_Lion
Why did the lion cross the road?
Because he saw the zebra crossing rrrooaarr!
@John_Giraffe @Polly_Penguin @zsllondonzoo #talktotheanimals
8:47 AM · Apr 5, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bongz Khumalo
@BongzThaMr_K
Why did the lion cross the road?...Because there was a zebra crossing.
3:09 PM · May 25, 2011·TweetDeck

Reddit—Puns
Posted by u/thereelaman July 8, 2018
Why did the lion cross the road? Because he saw a zebra-crossing…

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Charlieb2007 March 24, 2020
Why did the lion cross the road?
To stop the Zebra crossing

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
Why did the lion cross the road?
To stop the zebra crossing.
4:54 PM · Mar 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/supra_elongata March 29, 2021
Why did the lion cross the road?
Because there was a zebra crossing

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/pathrado May 13, 2021
Why did the lion cross the street?
He saw a zebra crossing

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Thursday, May 13, 2021 • Permalink