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Entry from January 23, 2020
“What goes great with a Coronavirus?"/"Lime disease.”

Corona is a pale lager produced by Constellation Brands in Mexico for export to the United States. Corona is traditionally served with a wedge of lime or lemon in the neck of the bottle. In 2020, Coronaviruses made the news, and this riddle became popular:

Q: What goes great with a Coronavirus?
A: Lyme (Lime) disease.


The joke became popular (or “viral") on January 22-23, 2020, and was probably thought of by several people independently. “Know what goes great with a Coronavirus? Lime disease” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on January 23, 2020. “What goes with the Coronavirus? Lyme Disease” was posted on Reddit—Jokes and “What goes great with a coronavirus? Lyme disease” were posted on Reddit—3amjokes on the same day.

The joke first appeared, however, in May 2013. “What’s really odd is that the new Coronavirus can be totally neutralised if you also get infected with Lyme disease. #science #fact” was posted on Twitter by Tiernan Douieb on May 12, 2013. “Had this great idea for a tweet that went ‘Coronavirus… something something… with Lyme Disease’ but like 3 people beat me to it. Damn” was posted on Twitter by Jim Downey on May 29, 2013.


Wikipedia: Coronavirus
Coronaviruses cause diseases in mammals and birds that include diarrhea in cows and pigs, and upper respiratory disease in chickens. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections, often mild, but in rare cases potentially lethal. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment. Coronaviruses belong to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and with a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genomic size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 26 to 32 kilobases, the largest for an RNA virus.

Wikipedia: Corona (beer)
Corona Extra (stylized as Corona. Extra) is a pale lager produced by Cervecería Modelo in Mexico for domestic distribution and export to all other countries besides the United States, and by Constellation Brands in Mexico for export to the United States. The Corona brand is one of the top-selling beers worldwide. Outside Mexico, Corona is commonly served with a wedge of lime or lemon in the neck of the bottle to add tartness and flavor.

Twitter
Tiernan Douieb
@TiernanDouieb
What’s really odd is that the new Coronavirus can be totally neutralised if you also get infected with Lyme disease. #science #fact
12:47 PM · May 12, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ali Gray
@The_Shiznit
Replying to @LukeWhiston
@LukeWhiston I bet the coronavirus is nice with a bit of Lyme disease.
6:17 PM · May 12, 2013·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Bruce Gaga
@BruceGaga1
Smitty says Corona Virus sounds more delicious than deadly. Especially when mixed with Lyme Disease. Dunno...Im a Wine cooler guy myself.
12:17 PM · May 29, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jim Downey
@jimdowney_
Had this great idea for a tweet that went “Coronavirus… something something… with Lyme Disease” but like 3 people beat me to it. Damn.
8:00 PM · May 29, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
BigHD
@heathadarby
They say Corona virus is coming, does it come with a slice of Lime disease?
7:35 AM · Jun 2, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
MoreJawJawLessWarWar
@MoreJaw
Praying for Lime disease only way to deal with Coronavirus - cheers
6:21 PM · Jan 16, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Evan Dulaney
@EvanDulaney
Coronavirus goes great with lime disease
Quote Tweet
BBC News (UK)
@BBCNews
· Jan 19
China coronavirus: Number of cases jumps as virus spreads to new cities https://bbc.in/369ow7Z
10:34 AM · Jan 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Handsome Dan
@Kan_Dennedy
You know what goes really well with the coronavirus?
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...
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Lyme Disease
5:37 PM · Jan 22, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Adam Dean
@Wolverdean99
You know what goes well with the Corona virus?
😷
Lyme Disease!
Waka Waka Waka
9:16 AM · Jan 23, 2020·Facebook

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/LordCinko January 23, 2020
Know what goes great with a Coronavirus?
Lime disease

Twitter
Cheese Doodle Dad
@MichaelMarcinko
Know what goes great with a Coronavirus?
Lime disease
10:04 AM · Jan 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
MustangJake
@MustangJake2
Replying to @HilBillyButcher
You know what goes well with Corona Virus? Lyme disease.
11:16 AM · Jan 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/drnoexcuses January 23, 2020
What goes with the Coronavirus?
Lyme Disease

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/KMud2013 January 23, 2020
What goes great with a coronavirus?
Lyme disease.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, January 23, 2020 • Permalink