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Entry from September 29, 2019
“What was Icarus’ least favorite food?"/"Hot wings.”

In Greek mythology, Icarus obtained wings, but flew too close to the sun and they melted. An Icarus joke has been printed on several images that Icarus probably wouldn’t have liked “hot wings.”

“Most people don’t realize that hot wings were actually invented a long, long time ago by a fellow named Icarus” was posted on Twitter by Enarginzz on November 18, 2010. “New restaurant idea:  it’s called Icarus’ and we specialize in hot wings” was posted on Twitter by CampfireRaces on July 27, 2014.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes on September 30, 2019:

Q: What was Icarus’ least favorite food?
A: Hot wings.



Wikipedia: Icarus
In Greek mythology, Icarus (the Latin spelling, conventionally adopted in English; Ancient Greek: Ἴκαρος, Íkaros, Etruscan: Vikare) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. Icarus’ father warns him first of complacency and then of hubris, asking that he fly neither too low nor too high, so the sea’s dampness would not clog his wings nor the sun’s heat melt them. Icarus ignored his father’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun; when the wax in his wings melted he tumbled out of the sky and fell into the sea where he drowned, sparking the idiom “don’t fly too close to the sun”.

Twitter
Ted Travelstead
@trumpetcake
Replying to @danchit
@danchit You know I think we’re underestimating this Hot Wings. It’s obviously a reference to Icarus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus
8:59 AM · Sep 28, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Enarginzz
@enarginzz
Most people don’t realize that hot wings were actually invented a long, long time ago by a fellow named Icarus.
3:10 PM · Nov 18, 2010·Hootsuite

Twitter
Kagiso Gill
@KagisoGill
Icarus must’ve been a fan of Chicken Licken hot wings and drinking Red Bull.
2:26 PM · Nov 20, 2010·Gravity

Twitter
Kolley Kibber
@hewnique
“Hot wings” were invented by Icarus.
11:03 AM · Mar 21, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
multiprocrastinator deluxxe
@heckromancy
Q: who invented hot wings?
A: icarus
11:14 PM · Jul 1, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
lani
@taupeavai7
What is Icarus’s favorite kind of food?
Hot wings.
😂😂😂😂😂😂 #doyougetit
2:25 AM · Jan 7, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
CampfireRaces
@cornhugs
New restaurant idea:  it’s called Icarus’ and we specialize in hot wings.
11:33 AM · Jul 27, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
bb-k8 🌻
@kaitkhaleesi
“hey icarus bro wanna order some hot wings - oh my god i’m so fucking sorry dude”
8:47 PM · Jan 2, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Scott Stavrou
@WriteAwayEurope
When Icarus first invented Hot Wings, they were a big flop.
11:17 AM · Oct 7, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Scam Newton
@thereal_haiti_5
Restaurant idea:
Chicken joint named “Icarus’ Hot Wings”
12:56 PM · Oct 21, 2018·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
u/DoodleGaming September 30, 2019
What was Icarus’ least favorite food?
Hot wings.
COMMENTS
TnargNosreme
Also, Sun Chips

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, September 29, 2019 • Permalink