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 February 05, 2020
“I accidentally blew up my chemistry lab in high school. Oxidants happen!”

"Oxidants happen”—a pun on “accidents happen” is a chemistry joke that has been printed on many images. “Oxidants happen” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on November 16, 1998.

“i blew up my chemistry experiment. oh well, oxidants happen” was posted on Twitter by 馃拃 jenny馃拃 on September 8, 2011. “Science cat says, ‘I blew up my chemistry experiment. Oxidants happen’” was posted on the blog Le Caf茅 Witteveen on December 7, 2011.

“I accidentally blew up my chemistry lab in high school. Oxidants happen” was posted on Twitter by The Geeky Station on June 2, 2018.


Wikipedia: Oxidizing agent
In chemistry, an oxidizing agent (oxidant, oxidizer) is a substance that has the ability to oxidize other substances鈥娾斺奿n other words to accept their electrons. Common oxidizing agents are oxygen, hydrogen peroxide and the halogens.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Dead Chemists
Quiplash
11/16/98
(...)
Oxidants happen.

Twitter
LoJo
@Louise_Johnston
Amazing, just saw a class hoody “oxidants happen” total chemistry nerd!
8:47 AM 路 May 11, 2011路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
馃拃 jenny馃拃
@feather0ars
“i blew up my chemistry experiment. oh well, oxidants happen.”
4:21 PM 路 Sep 8, 2011路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
dan lee
@danleeok
Chemistry building explosion. Oh well, oxidants happen.
2:42 PM 路 Sep 26, 2011路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jennifer Huwe
@jgord5
@TriciaLigon
“I blew up ny chemistry experiment” “ oxidants happen”
11:30 AM 路 Dec 5, 2011路Twitter for Android

Le Caf茅 Witteveen
Science cat tells a(nother) joke
DECEMBER 7, 2011 ~ JEREMY
Science cat says, 鈥淚 blew up my chemistry experiment. Oxidants happen.鈥

Twitter
erica
@ericasdfghjkl
I blew up my Chemistry experiment. Oxidants happen. http://tmblr.co/ZiQ6ayCxD6Xh
12:33 PM 路 Dec 7, 2011路Tumblr

Twitter
Chemistprobz
@Chemistprobz
Blew up my chem experiment. Oh well, oxidants happen. #chemistprobz
2:26 PM 路 Dec 21, 2011路Twitter for iPhone

imgur
SCIENCE—sorry if repost
by Haileycalamity Nov 29 2012
I BLEW UP MY CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT
OXIDANTS HAPPEN

Twitter
Chemistry Jokes
@Chem_Jokes
A chemistry experiment gone wrong- oxidants happen #chemjokes
6:27 PM 路 Jul 6, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
AsapSCIENCE
@AsapSCIENCE
I exploded my chemistry experiment, but that’s alright… Oxidants happen.
12:00 PM 路 Jan 3, 2014路Hootsuite

Google Groups: G-READ-Y
29 Hilarious Dad Jokes You Can Tell Without Offending Anyone [feedly]
Sarthak Ahuja
6/13/14
(...)
27. Every damn time
My chemistry set blew up, I guess oxidants happen.

Scratch
Nerd Jokes!
nathanprocks
Aug. 20, 2014 11:22:31
(...)
I blew up my chemistry experiment. Oxidants happen

Storypick
19 Intelligent Jokes That You Need To Read Twice To Understand 鈥 Part 2
BY ANANTA SHARMA -28TH DECEMBER 2015
(...)
4. You blew up your chemistry experiment? It鈥檚 OK, oxidants happen.

Twitter
KariAnn Ramadorai
@KariAnnWrites
A chem student dropped a beaker. Instead of getting mad, the TA said, “It’s OK. Oxidants happen. Add hydrogen and mop.”
#fridayFunny
10:56 AM 路 Jan 1, 2016路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
The Geeky Station
@thegeekystation
I accidentally blew up my chemistry lab in high school. Oxidants happen.!
#science #chemistry #sciencejokes #funny #meme #thegeekystation
12:30 AM 路 Jun 2, 2018路Hootsuite

Twitter
鉂勶笍Talk To The Hatter馃帺
@Talk_To_The_Hat
My chemistry set blew up, I guess oxidants happen.
#HatDadJoke
6:22 PM 路 Feb 3, 2020路Twitter Web App

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