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 November 01, 2017
“What if the lottery is an institution to catch time travelers?”

If someone could time travel, then wouldn’t it make sense to play the lottery and win a lot of money? “What if the lottery is an Institution to catch Time Travelers?” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on October 30, 2014.

The saying has been printed on several images.


Reddit—Shower Thoughts
What if the lottery is an Institution to catch Time Travelers?
submitted October 30, 2014 by imverykind

Twitter
Wopian // API‏
@Wopian00
What if the lottery is an Institution to catch Time Travelers? http://bit.ly/1tVuNPI #reddit #thoughts
2:36 PM - 30 Oct 2014

Twitter
Saint Skipolas‏
@SkipCloud
“What if the lottery is an institution to catch Time Travellers”
FUCCCCCK
2:11 AM - 31 Oct 2014

Quora
Is the lottery a scam to catch time travelers?
Aaron Brown, Quant to the bone
Answered Jan 22, 2017
Well it could be. It’s a plausible story (accepting the existence of time travelers) and I have no evidence against it.

Assume at some point in the future, people figure out how to go back in time. Say that responsible people prohibit visiting historical eras, or insist on precautions so the time travelers are not observed. But a few outlaws slip through and head to our time.

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
What if the lottery is an institution to catch time travelers
submitted January 27, 2017 by ScruBase

Reddit—Writing Prompts
The lottery is a trap designed to catch time-travelers. A time-traveler tries to avoid this by traveling to the past to get into the organization running the lottery.
submitted September 5, 2017 by JustRecentlyI

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
What if the lottery is used to catch time travelers.
submitted November 2, 2017 by BaileyWilliams2016

Posted by Barry Popik
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