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 July 23, 2020
“Dihydrogen monoxide is deliberately sprayed on organic crops”

"Dihydrogen monoxide is deliberately sprayed on organic crops”—“dihydrogen monoxide” is water—is a joke that has been printed on many images.

“Dihydrogen monoxide is deliberately sprayed on ‘organic’ crops” was posted on Twitter by PAUL on June 8, 2015. “Dihydrogen monoxide, is deliberately sprayed on organic crops” was posted on Funny Memes on June 9, 2015.


Wikipedia: Dihydrogen monoxide
The dihydrogen monoxide parody involves calling water by an unfamiliar chemical name, most often “dihydrogen monoxide” (DHMO), and listing some of water’s effects in a particularly alarming manner, such as accelerating corrosion and causing suffocation. The parody often calls for dihydrogen monoxide to be banned, regulated, or labeled as dangerous. It plays into chemophobia and demonstrates how a lack of scientific literacy and an exaggerated analysis can lead to misplaced fears.

Twitter
PAUL
@Annyeonghase_No
Dihydrogen monoxide is deliberately sprayed on “organic” crops.
It’s known for countless deaths via drowning and bloating. #WakeUpAmerica
6:26 PM · Jun 8, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Lepppard
@Leppppard
Just read an article about organic crops. ALL OF THEM have dihydrogen monoxide deliberately sprayed on them. Nothing is safe, we need change
5:34 AM · Jun 9, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bryan
@BryanSeeee
Dihydrogen Monoxide is sprayed on organic crops
3:06 PM · Jun 9, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
ل
@JuanGomez_714
Did you guys know in California Dihydrogen Monoxide is deliberately sprayed on organic crops
3:51 PM · Jun 9, 2015·Twitter for Android

Funny Memes
Dihydrogen monoxide, is deliberately sprayed on organic crops
June 09, 2015

Twitter
Ibeebz
@ibeebz2
Dihydrogen monoxide, is deliberately sprayed on organic crops… #Funny
8:45 AM · Feb 29, 2016·Hootsuite

Twitter
David Voth
@SexCigarsBooze
Dihydrogen Monoxide is sprayed on organic crops.
5:28 PM · Sep 14, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
we need to stop this now!
(An image reads “DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE IS DELIBERATELY SPRAYED ON ORGANIC CROPS”—ed.)
3:44 PM · Jul 24, 2020·Twitter Web App

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