Chicago fact of the day

The average wind speed down Michigan Ave.: 10.4 mph

The average wind speed in Boston: 12.5 mph

The average wind speed in New York City: 12.2 mph

The Windy City, anyone?  It turns out the name was adopted in the 19th century to promote the city’s beaches.  That is from Discover magazine, March 2006 issue, back page.

Update: Wikipedia offers a different perspective on the origins of the name.  Read this tooThe trail also leads to my childhood chess-playing friend Barry Popik.


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