Friday Fun Facts

A Single Olive Generates $100,000

When American Airlines was trying to reduce operating costs in 1987, their then CEO, Robert Crandall had a unique idea.  By simply removing a single olive from each salad served in first class, American Airlines would save almost $100,000 a year.  Crandall reasoned that passengers probably wouldn’t even notice they received one less olive with their meal.  While there is no official proof of this story, it does seem logical and perhaps the reason why American Airlines is still here when Pan Am, TWA and many others folded.  They should have scrimped on the olives.

Florida Man Arrested For Drunk Driving Lawn Mower

A Florida man was arrested for drunk driving his lawn mower down a major highway in Port St. Lucie, FL.   Kenneth Burton Alleshouse, 56, was riding his red lawn mower while carrying a case of Budweiser beer.  At the time of his arrest, Alleshouse, 56, had a blood alcohol level that was three times above the legal limit.  Alleshouse was arrested for driving under the influence.  Last week we told you about a woman in Lakeland, FL who was arrested for drunkenly riding a horse down a highway.

Man Forgets Where He Parked His Car – Finds It 20 Years Later

A 75 year-old man parked his Volkwagen Passat in a parking garage in 1997 and couldn’t find it.  He reported it stolen.  20 years it was found the in the garage, now set for demolition.  Police drove the man to be reunited with his car that had just been hidden from view and actually exactly where he left it.  The car can no longer be driven and will be sent to the scrap heap.