"Windy City" in Discover magazine, March 2006

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Fri Feb 10 05:50:11 UTC 2006

Does anyone have the March 2006 Discover magazine piece?


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_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_for_Chicago)  on the origins of the name.  Read _this
too_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_for_Chicago) .  _The
trail_ (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a990917.html)  also leads to my
childhood chess-playing friend _Barry  Popik_
(http://www.barrypopik.com/article/2/about-the-site-editor) .
Posted by Tyler Cowen on February 9, 2006 at 07:35 AM in _Data  Source_
(http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/data_source/index.html)  |

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