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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 06, 2019
“What type of drink makes you lose weight?"/"Lighter fluid.”

Drinking “lighter fluid” doesn’t make people “lighter”—it could be fatal—but there are jokes. “Want to lose weight? Try the Pyro Diet! Drink plenty of Lighter fluid #WhatAJoke” was posted on Twitter by Ryan Burch on September 17, 2011. “ If you’re looking for a drink to help you lose weight, I suggest that you try Lighter Fluid” was posted on Twitter by UberLaughs on November 8, 2012.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes on September 6, 2019:

Q: What type of drink makes you lose weight?
A: Lighter fluid.



Twitter
Ryan Burch
@IncrediBurch
Want to lose weight? Try the Pyro Diet! Drink plenty of Lighter fluid #WhatAJoke
6:31 PM · Sep 17, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
povidone calhoun
@povidonecalhoun
Diets can literally make you die. Just ask my mate, he thought he could lose weight by drinking lighter fluid. He’s dead of course.
8:46 AM · Oct 16, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
UberLaughs
@UberLaughs
#UberLaughs If you’re looking for a drink to help you lose weight, I suggest that you try Lighter Fluid.
4:08 PM · Nov 8, 2012·IFTTT

Twitter
CollegeHumor
@CollegeHumor
If you’re looking for a drink to help you lose weight, I suggest that you try Lighter Fluid http://ow.ly/f97mH
1:20 AM · Nov 9, 2012·Hootsuite

Twitter
Funny Girl
@Everydaydeliver
Need to lose weight ASAP. How much lighter fluid do I need to drink to become 10 lbs. lighter? #funny
9:57 AM · Jun 8, 2017·IFTTT

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Savage_Brick September 6, 2019
What Type of Drink Makes you Lose Weight?
Lighter fluid
COMMENTS
justcallmedudedude
Just burn off all the weight, right?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, September 06, 2019 • Permalink