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

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Entry from December 12, 2017
“I’ve never understood the point in fire blankets” (joke)

Fire blankets, like fire extinguishers, are used in many buildings. The blankets are used to retard fire—not to keep people warm. A joke from someone who doesn’t understand about fire blankets was posted on Twitter on December 1, 2009:

“Ive never understood the point in fire blankets.Whose ever been in a fire & thought, ‘shit, its a bit chilly in here.’”

The joke was popularized again when it was posted on Twitter by TeamSickipedia on March 29, 2017:

“I’ve never understood the point in fire blankets. Whose ever been in a fire and thought, ‘shit, it’s a bit chilly in here’. #sickipedia”


Wikipedia" Fire blanket
A fire blanket is a safety device designed to extinguish incipient (starting) fires. It consists of a sheet of a fire retardant material which is placed over a fire in order to smother it.

Small fire blankets, such as for use in kitchens and around the home, are usually made of fiberglass and sometimes kevlar, and are folded into a quick-release contraption for ease of storage.

Fire blankets, along with fire extinguishers, are fire safety items that can be useful in case of a fire. These nonflammable blankets are helpful in temperatures up to 900 degrees and are useful in smothering fires by not allowing any oxygen to the fire. Due to its simplicity, a fire blanket may be more helpful for someone who is inexperienced with fire extinguishers.

Twitter
André Leon Stalley‏
@PhreshTooDeaf
RT @FunnyJoker Ive never understood the point in fire blankets.Whose ever been in a fire & thought, “shit, its a bit chilly in here”<~Lmfao!
6:56 PM - 1 Dec 2009

Twitter
Humble‏
@iHumble
Lol RT @FunnyJoker Ive never understood the point in fire blankets.  Whose ever been n a fire&thought, “shit, it’s a bit chilly in here”.
7:02 PM - 1 Dec 2009

Twitter
Paul Rodger‏
@player112345
I’ve never understood the point in fire blankets. Who’s ever been in a fire and thought, “shit, it’s a bit chilly in here”.
4:27 AM - 7 Feb 2010

Twitter
Up Hanley Duck‏
@uphanleyduckuk
Cant see the point in fire blankets. Who has ever been in a fire an thought bbbrrrr its a bit chilly in here?
3:17 PM - 5 Aug 2011

Twitter
TeamSickipedia‏
@teamsickipedia
I’ve never understood the point in fire blankets.
Whose ever been in a fire and thought, “shit, it’s a bit chilly in here”. #sickipedia
4:09 AM - 29 Mar 2017

Reddit—Clean Jokes
I’ve never understood the point in fire blankets. (self.cleanjokes)
submitted December 8, 2017 by madazzahatterQuality “Ugh” Contributor
Who’s ever been in a fire and thought, “It’s a bit chilly in here!”

Posted by Barry Popik
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