A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 26, 2018
“Did you hear about the man who invented Polos? They say he made a mint”

Polo Mints were first made in the United Kingdom in 1948. To “make a mint” means to make a lot of money.

“I wish i was the guy who invented Polo’s, i bet he made a mint” is a joke that was posted on Twitter by notkevinbacon™ on March 11, 2010. “The guy who invented polos must have made a mint!” was posted on Twitter by Jonners H on November 17, 2011. “DID you hear the one about the man who invented Polos? He made a mint” was printed in The Sun (London, UK) on August 22, 2014.

“Did you hear about the man who invented Life Savers? He made a mint” is an older and similar joke.


Wikipedia: Polo (confectionery)
Polo Mints is a brand of breath mint whose defining feature is the hole in the middle. The peppermint flavoured Polo was first manufactured in the United Kingdom in 1948, by employee John Bargewell at the Rowntree’s Factory, York, and a range of flavours followed. The name derives from “polar”, referencing the cool, fresh taste of the mint.

Twitter
notkevinbacon™
@notkevinbacon
I wish i was the guy who invented Polo’s, i bet he made a mint.
1:12 PM - 11 Mar 2010

Twitter
Jonners H
@JonnersH
The guy who invented polos must have made a mint!
5:50 PM - 17 Nov 2011

22 August 2014, The Sun (London, UK), “Appeal of Laughter,” pg. 24:
DID you hear the one about the man who invented Polos? He made a mint.

Twitter
Winning Moments 💫
@winningmomentuk
Bad Dad Joke #3: Did you hear about the guy who invented Polo’s?
They say he made a mint. #fathersday #dad #dadjokes
4:26 AM - 1 Jun 2015

Twitter
lauren hogan
@_LaurenH_
Did you hear about the guy who invented polos? He made a mint.
2:06 PM - 13 Apr 2016 from Bournemouth, England

Twitter
Jessica
@Jess_Lambourne
Replying to @MickeyFinnLqr
What happened to the inventor of the polo? He made a mint 😂 #TellAnOldJokeDay #TaketheMickey
3:45 AM - 24 Jul 2017

Reddit—Jokes
Did you hear about the guy who invented polo’s?
submitted May 31, 2018 by mrbadassmotherfucker
He made a mint

Twitter
Dan Gilbert
@Dan_Gilb
I bet the man who invented Polos made a mint. #BadJokeFriday\
8:30 AM - 15 Jun 2018

Twitter
JasonB
@JasonBourneID
Replying to @EE
#win
Did you hear about the man who invented Polos...they say he made a mint!
8:54 AM - 15 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, July 26, 2018 • Permalink