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 May 06, 2016
“Why did 10 die?"/"Because he was in the middle of 9/11.”

A popular numbers joke is:

Q: Why is 6 afraid of 7?
A: Because 7 8 9.”


A possibly politically incorrect numbers joke about the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center is:

Q: Why did 10 die?
A: Because he was in the middle of 9/11.


The joke was cited on reddit on August 5, 2015. Jokes about the 9/11 tragedy, however, are usually inappropriate.

“Why can’t New Yorkers play chess?"/"They’re missing two towers” is another joke about 9/11.


reddit
Why did 10 die?
submitted August 5, 2015 by IAmAMoonAMA
Because he was in the middle of 9/11

Twitter
me
‏@not_actuallyme
Why did 10 die? via /r/Jokes http://ift.tt/1eU9EQ3
8:02 PM - 5 Aug 2015

Twitter
ΛMΣZΛ
‏@a_meza_ing
Why did 10 die?
Because he was in the middle of 9/11
8:29 PM - 5 Aug 2015

reddit
Why did 10 die?
submitted August 17, 2015 by theboss1248
He was in the middle of 9/11.

reddit
Why did 10 die (self.AntiJokes)
submitted August 17, 2015 by TheCasualSpider
Because when 7 8 9 he slumped into a depression and began abusing prescription drugs and alcohol to help ease the pain until he finally decided to end it all by hanging himself

Facebook
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August 17, 2015 ·
Why did 10 die? He was in the middle of 9/11

reddit
Why did 10 die?
submitted May 6, 2016 by MidOFeed
10 was in the middle of 9/11

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, May 06, 2016 • Permalink