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 July 05, 2015
“What do you call a tube with a college degree?"/"A graduated cylinder.”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Graduated cylinder
A graduated cylinder, measuring cylinder or mixing cylinder is a common piece of laboratory equipment used to measure the volume of a liquid. It has a narrow cylindrical shape. Each marked line on the graduated cylinder represents the amount of liquid that has been measured.

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beth...@my-dejanews.com
8/27/98
(...)
What do you call a test tube w/ a degree?
A graduated cylinder wink

Google Books
November 2000, Boys’ Life, “THin & Grin,” pg. 65, col. 2:
Slim: What do you call a tube with a degree?
Jim: What?
Slim: A graduated cylinder.
— D. J. Weber, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Twitter
Kenton Silverman
‏@Kenton1985
What do you call a tube with a degree? A graduated cylinder.
5:03 PM - 6 Jan 2010

Twitter
Bill Helton
‏@7colonel7
Corny joke...What do you call a test tube with a college degree?  A graduated cylinder!  JROTC student told me that one 2da.
4:01 PM - 11 Feb 2010

NPR
Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar
APRIL 01, 2011 1:00 PM ET
IRA FLATOW, host:
This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I’m Ira Flatow.
(...)
FLATOW: What do you call a beaker with a college degree?

Mr. GOLDBLATT: A beaker with a college degree? Graduated?

FLATOW: A graduated cylinder.
(Soundbite of laughter)

Google Books
October 2011, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 64, col. 3:
Daffynition: Graduated cylinder — An educated can of soup.
Luke Gentle, St. Michael, Minn.

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