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Wind reached 371 km/h on Mount Washington

MT Washington wind

In 1934, a gust of wind reached 371 km/h on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, USA. The now second highest surface wind speed ever officially recorded is 372 km/h (231 mph; 103 m/s) at the Mount Washington (New Hampshire) Observatory : 6,288 ft -1917 metres above sea – level in the US on 12 April 1934, using a heated anemometer. ... Read More »

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987

American airlines

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. Quite a common story that gets brought up around airports or business meetings when someone wants to provide a famous example of small change for massive savings is the olive story. Apparently there was an airline that managed to save tens of thousands of ... Read More »

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