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 September 14, 2017
“The faster you climb an escalator, the more steps it takes to reach the top”

An escalator is a moving stairway, and this has led to a popular observation. “On an escalator, the faster you climb the steps the more of them you use. #escalatorwisdom” was posted on Twitter on October 30, 2009. “The faster I walk up an escalator, the more steps I have to take to reach the top” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on May 31, 2016.

“The faster you climb an escalator, the more steps it takes to reach the top” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on September 14, 2017.


Twitter
Craig‏
@asideofcraig
On an escalator, the faster you climb the steps the more of them you use. #escalatorwisdom
12:30 PM - 30 Oct 2009

Twitter
Frederick‏
@fstid
I realised for the first time this morning, the faster you walk up an escalator the more steps you climb. Rather cruel for those in a rush.
4:45 AM - 23 Aug 2010

Twitter
Dan Harrison‏
@danosirra
The faster you run up an escalator, the more steps you have to take. Seems unjust.
3:03 AM - 18 Feb 2011

Twitter
aimee t. rivers‏
@sermoa
the faster you walk up an escalator, the more steps you have to climb. that always seems a little bit odd to me.
1:06 PM - 26 Apr 2012

Twitter
Brock Wilcox‏
@awwaiid
The faster you climb an escalator, the more steps it takes to get to the top. #deepthoughts
9:48 PM - 1 Jul 2015

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
The faster I walk up an escalator, the more steps I have to take to reach the top.
submitted May 31, 2016 by Exscalator

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
The faster you climb an escalator, the more steps it takes to reach the top
submitted September 14, 2017 by inceptum

Twitter
Shower Thoughts‏
@Thoughts4Shower
The faster you climb an escalator, the more steps it takes to reach the top
#showerthoughts
9:06 AM - 14 Sep 2017

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