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

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Entry from October 13, 2017
“Microwave clocks are the best indicator that the power went out recently”

Microwave clocks and stove clocks usually must be re-set after every power outage—even an outage of a just few seconds. Many people have to re-set these clocks weekly or even daily.

“Someday they’ll invent microwave clocks and stove clocks and alarm clocks to reset to the correct time after losing power #1stworldproblems” was posted on Twitter on March 8, 2013. “Microwave clocks are the best indicator that the power went out recently” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on October 13, 2017.


Twitter
MauriS‏
@SyrWriter
We must have lost power last night—I had no idea until just saw the stove and microwave clocks are off…
2:45 PM - 12 May 2011

Twitter
ashley 🐘‏
@aaashlxyyy
I’m guessing we lost power last night, because the oven and microwave clocks say reset.
5:40 AM - 25 Apr 2012

Twitter
Stephen Hunt‏
@Huntley78
Someday they’ll invent microwave clocks and stove clocks and alarm clocks to reset to the correct time after losing power #1stworldproblems
8:41 PM - 8 Mar 2013

Twitter
Ely Portillo‏
@ESPortillo
How have we as a society not figured out a better way to fix our microwave clocks after a power outage?
10:39 PM - 9 Jul 2016

Twitter
Andrew Atkinson‏
@atkinsonfasho
When are oven/microwave clocks going to set themselves after a momentary power outage? It’s 2017.
7:05 AM - 26 Apr 2017

Twitter
Erik J. Anthes‏
@ErikJAnthes
#ImNotAnExpertBut the only time my stove and microwave clocks match perfectly is after a power outage.
2:15 PM - 20 May 2017

Twitter
spooky dad‏
@KabirIsOnFire
The most annoying thing about the power going out is having to reset my stove and microwave clocks 🙄
3:50 PM - 19 Jun 2017

Twitter
KelP @ JAZZKATSUKI‏
@harucchu
o i think there was a power outage last night bc our stove & microwave clocks are blinking
1:04 PM - 1 Oct 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Microwave clocks are the best indicator that the power went out recently.
submitted October 13, 2017 by bangerrang

Twitter
Narayan Babu‏
@nyn
Are microwave clocks designed to tell you how much time the power was out ? #madeForIndia
10:31 PM - 13 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, October 13, 2017 • Permalink