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 February 16, 2016
“What was the geometry student looking for at the beach?"/"A tangent.”

The word “tangent” is connected with an obvious math pun:

Q: What was the geometry student looking for at the beach?
A: A tangent.


The joke was cited on Twitter on April 8, 2009.


Google Groups: comp.graphics.apps.paint-shop-pro
Quick Way to Straighten Scanned Images
Uni
1/8/02
(...)
Okay, next Summer, I’ll spend more time at the beach and become a TanGent grin

Twitter
Jared Stehler
‏@jstehler
Q: What was the geometry student looking for at the beach?
A: A tangent.  Haaaaaa haaaaa
8:44 AM - 8 Apr 2009

Google Groups: dubukks
A.R. Rahman on the Tonight Show
Subramanian. T
4/8/09
Q: What was the geometry student looking for at the beach? 
A: A tangent.

YouTube
Jokes - What was the geometry student looking for at the beach? A tangent.
jokesus
Published on Aug 19, 2015
Joke :
What was the geometry student looking for at the beach?
A tangent.

Twitter
Miss Lynch’s Class
‏@mramathletes
What do you call a math teacher who vacations at the beach? A tangent!
6:50 AM - 28 Sep 2015

Twitter
queen lex
‏@Lexxi_C
@OPSCHSDECA #FunnyFriday
Q: What was the geometry student looking for at the beach?
A: A tangent.
7:28 AM - 4 Dec 2015

Twitter
Math Puns Daily
‏@fey_karl
Q: What do you call a man who spent all summer at the beach?
A: A Tangent
8:08 PM - 23 Jan 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 • Permalink