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 15, 2014
“If you put root beer in a square cup, does it become beer?” (joke)

A math joke is told about square roots and root beer. “If you put root beer in a square glass do you get beer?” was cited on Twitter on May 15, 2012. “If you put root beer in a square cup, does it become beer?” was cited on Twitter on June 7, 2012.

The math joke quickly became very popular.


Twitter
Judson W. Buescher
‏@JudsonBWx
If you put root beer in a square glass do you get beer?
7:27 PM - 15 May 2012

Twitter
Pandeism Is Possible
‏@Pandeism
http://tmblr.co/ZsPYJwMjlOy8 If you put root beer in a square glass do you get beer?
1:15 AM - 4 Jun 2012

Twitter
Devin Cartelli
‏@tittystreet
If you put root beer in a square cup, does it become beer?
12:36 AM - 7 Jun 2012

League of Legends
I put root beer in a square cup
Joseph Moffett
07-02-2012
Now i just have beer :/

Google Groups: WANAKENYA
Re: [PK] ON A SERIOUS NOTE THOUGH
Kuria-Mwangi
12/28/12
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If you put root beer in a square cup, do you get beer?

Twitter
Dyxlesic
‏@eddie_rod
Pouring root beer in a square glass will turn it into just beer! pic.twitter.com/ej3tzS4YRX
Owosso, MI
7:52 PM - 24 May 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 • Permalink