A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 09, 2016
“What’s easier to pick up the heavier it gets?"/"Women.”

A riddle that might be popular at some gyms is:

Q: What’s easier to pick up the heavier it gets?
A: Women.


The joke became popular in 2011. “Ah, sarcasm. Perhaps the only thing that gets easier to pick up the heavier it is” was cited on Twitter on March 21, 2011. “It may sound like a gravitational paradox, but it turns out that heavier women are easier to pick up” was cited on Twitter on August 9, 2011. “What’s easier to pick up the heavier it gets? Women” was posted on Reddit on December 3, 2011.


Twitter
Kim Heffel
‏@kimheffel
Ah, sarcasm. Perhaps the only thing that gets easier to pick up the heavier it is.
5:50 PM - 21 Mar 2011

Twitter
Kelkulus
‏@kelkulus
It may sound like a gravitational paradox, but it turns out that heavier women are easier to pick up.
10:41 PM - 9 Aug 2011

Twitter
King Of The North
‏@MadThinkr
Women may be the only thing that are easier to pick up as they get heavier.
8:49 PM - 12 Aug 2011

Twitter
Qad
‏@QadTweets
A woman RT @emilyandrewss: What gets easier to pick up, as it gets heavier?
7:32 PM - 23 Aug 2011

reddit
What’s easier to pick up the heavier it gets?
submitted December 3, 2011 by flipsideCREATIONS
Women.

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
BY Grant Tucker
London: Biteback Publishing Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
What’s easier to pick up the heavier it gets?
Women.

Google Books
Bob and Brenda’s Joke Book
By Paul Gwilliam
LuLu Press, Inc. (Lulu.com)
2013
Pg. ?:
What is easier to pick up the heavier it gets? - Women.

reddit
What’s easier to pick up the heavier it gets?
submitted May 6, 2013 by d0berman
A woman.

reddit
What gets easier to pick up the heavier it gets
submitted March 9, 2016 by dannybw824
Women

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Saturday, July 09, 2016 • Permalink