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 December 08, 2017
“If you’re having trouble understanding fractions, don’t worry, our helpline is open 24/7”

"The Improper Fractions Helpline is now open 24/7” is a math joke that has been printed on coffee mugs. “My top-heavy fractions helpline is now open 24/7” was posted on Twitter by Sickipedia_Feed‏ on October 14, 2012.

“My improper fractions helpline is now open 24/7” was posted on Twitter on April 14, 2013. “The Joy of Bex” posted the same line on Twitter on November 26, 2014—over a year later—and this won The Aperiodical‘s “Best Math Puns of 2014 Competition.

“If you’re having trouble understanding fractions, don’t worry, our helpline is open 24/7” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on December 8, 2017.


Twitter
Sickipedia_Feed‏
@Sickipedia_Feed
my top-heavy fractions helpline is now open 24/7. http://bit.ly/XbnRKD
10:35 PM - 14 Oct 2012

Twitter
Stuart Dunne‏
@StuartDunne
my top-heavy fractions helpline is now open 24/7.
2:14 AM - 15 Oct 2012

Twitter
graham hill‏
@grahamhill12
My improper fractions helpline is now open 24/7.
9:42 AM - 14 Apr 2013

Twitter
The Joy of Bex‏
@debecca
My improper fractions helpline is now open 24/7.
3:44 AM - 26 Nov 2014

The Aperiodical
The Aperiodical’s Best Maths Pun of 2014 Competition – The Results
By Katie Steckles and Christian Lawson-Perfect. Posted January 9, 2015 in Competitions
(...)
The Aperiodical’s Best Maths Pun of 2014
My improper fractions helpline is now open 24/7.
(@debecca)

James: Simple, beautiful, tidy. Also, I want a helpline like that, we could call it the Sumaritans. (a bonus point to James for that effort – CP)

Peter: A stand out.

Katie: A strong contender.

Paul: Obviously an excellent pun, though a controversial one, because puns are normally spoken but this one works better written down.

Steve: I like it.

Twitter
James Martin‏
@Pundamentalism
Can’t help but feel it’s a little cruel that the helpline for people who struggle with fractions is open 24/7.
4:40 PM - 30 Jan 2016

Twitter
CubbyHawk Covfefe‏
@eddiedavila40
Having trouble understanding top heavy fractions?
Our helpline is open 24/7.
10:00 AM - 20 Mar 2017

21 June 2017, Leicester (UK) Mercury, pg. 15:
Smile with Steve
FOR all you readers out there who have trouble understanding “top heavy fractions” I’ll gladly help you. Give me a call, my helpline is open 24/7.
Steve Birch, Coalville

Reddit—Oneliners
If you’re having trouble understanding fractions, don’t worry, our helpline is open 24/7.
submitted December 8, 2017 by madazzahatter

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Friday, December 08, 2017 • Permalink