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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 25, 2021
“A truckload of Brillo pads was stolen last night. Police are currently scouring the area”

Brillo is the name of a scouring pad, used for cleaning dishes. “Scouring” means to clean, polish, or wash something by rubbing and scrubbing it vigorously, but it also means to search an area thoroughly.

“@ShitJokes look out for people with stolen Brillo pads .... Police are scouring the area for them” was posted on Twitter by Andrew on July 22, 2017. “A lorry has spilled its load of Brillo pads and light-bulbs on the M6. Looking for clues as to the cause of the accident, police are scouring the area but remain in the dark” was posted on Twitter by David Brown on February 25, 2018.

“A lorry load of Brillo pads was stolen last night. Police are currently scouring the area...” was posted on Twitter by The Dad Joke Man on June 11, 2020.


Wikipedia: Brillo Pad
Brillo is a trade name for a scouring pad, used for cleaning dishes, and made from steel wool impregnated with soap.[1] The concept was patented in 1913, at a time when aluminium pots and pans were replacing cast iron in the kitchen; the new cookware blackened easily. The company’s website states the name Brillo is from the Latin word for “bright”, although no such word exists in Latin. In Spanish the word brillo means the noun “shine”; however,

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Andrew
@Andrewsccll
@ShitJokes look out for people with stolen Brillo pads .... Police are scouring the area for them.
12:59 PM · Jul 22, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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David Brown
@dozingfox
A lorry has spilled its load of Brillo pads and light-bulbs on the M6. Looking for clues as to the cause of the accident, police are scouring the area but remain in the dark.
7:19 AM · Feb 25, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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The Dad Joke Man
@DadJokeMan
A lorry load of Brillo pads was stolen last night.
Police are currently scouring the area…
4:09 AM · Jun 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Jokes UK
@jokesuk
A lorry load of Brillo pads was stolen last night…
Police are currently scouring the area!
7:00 AM · Jun 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Anthony Mahoney
@AnthonyMahoney3
A van full of Brillo pads was broken into tonight! Police are out scouring the area
3:39 PM · Sep 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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The Dad Joke Man
@DadJokeMan
BREAKING NEWS!
A lorry load of Brillo pads was stolen last night.
Police are currently scouring the area…
1:52 AM · May 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

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