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On May 15, 1930 Ellen Church became the first female flight attendant. Previously, the co-pilot or ‘cabin boys’ were responsible for serving passengers. Come along with Tidbits as we take to the skies! ELLEN CHURCH • Ellen Church was a trained pilot, and in 1930 she applied for a job as a pilot. She was turned down, but when they found out she was also a nurse, she was hired to serve as a stewardess because it was thought that having a nurse aboard would reassure passengers. At first, all stewardesses were nurses. Ellen’s career as a stewardess was cut short when she was injured in a car accident after just 18 months. She was a nurse for the rest of her life. FLIGHT FACTS • Female flight attendants still outnumber male flight attendants by a margin of 6 to 1. • About 10% of commercial pilots are female. • In 1970, 1% of business travelers were female. By 2000, 51% were female. • About 650 million people travel on U.S. airlines annually and there are over 100,000 flight attendants to serve them. • A typical flight attendant will serve on three flights in a single work day. Each craft holds about 270 people. That’s over 800 passengers to deal with every single day. Turn the page for more!
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NUGGET OF KNOWLEDGE Early pilots often made emergency landings on farms and often had to pay for damaged crops. Such a pilot was said to have "bought" part of the farm. From this, pilots who fail to survive a crash, or anyone else who meets an untimely death, is said to have "bought the farm." Muhammad Ali got on an airplane but refused to fasten his seat belt when asked by the flight attendant. "Superman don't need no seat belt!" he said. "Superman don't need no airplane, either," replied the flight attendant. Ali fastened the belt.
• Population of New York City: 8.25 million • Duration of the longest flight in the world, from New York to Hong Kong, a distance of 8,439 miles: 16 hours IT’S A FACT • A Boeing 747 averages just 0.16 miles per gallon. However, because it’s carrying 200 or so people, it’s getting three times better gas mileage per passenger than an average SUV. WOMEN IN FLIGHT • 1910: Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France became the first licensed female pilot. • 1921: Bessie Coleman became the first American black female pilot. • 1951: Carlene Roberts was elected VP of American Airlines, Inc. • 1953: Jacqueline Cochrane became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. • 1958: Ruth Carol Taylor became the first black woman to become a flight attendant.
Service Credit Union Opens Permanent Branch at Grand Forks Air Force Base PORTSMOUTH, NH (May 4, 2015) - Service Credit Union opened its permanent branch Monday, May 4th on the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota at 589 Holzapple Street at Building 210. This will be Service Credit Union’s 49th branch worldwide and its first in North Dakota. Service Credit Union has 15 other branches on military installations in Germany, providing financial services to both the Air Force and Army at those locations. For nearly two months, Service Credit Union Branch Manager Timothy Haddock and his staff were serving airmen and their families out of the temporary branch located outside the Base Exchange (BX). The branch hours of Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. CT will remain the same. “Service Credit Union is pleased to be an active part of the Grand Forks Air Force Base community. Our goal is to support our military not just financially, but in all aspects of life. This location is just another step in that important mission,” said Gordon Simmons, President/ CEO of Service Credit Union. “This will allow Service Credit Union to make banking more convenient and accessible, while providing the military with the bestin-class member service that they deserve.” The new location features four teller lines, a privacy room and a 24/7 drive-thru deposit-taking ATM. Four other Service Credit Union ATMs located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base BX, Commissary, Shoppette and J.R. Rockers will go live in this summer. Shared branching at the permanent location will also begin in June. Service Credit Union offers enhanced products and services, such as free ATMs worldwide, programs for newly enlisted and Warriors, No Fee Checking, getting paid up to two days early, instantly-issued Visa® credit and debit cards, loan discounts and online auto buying center. Plus, members can enjoy a comprehensive suite of online services including bill pay, mobile apps, remote check deposit, SMS text messaging, person to person payment system, an online financial management system and online TurboTax products. Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution with more than 200,000 members worldwide, offering a wide range of financial products to its members. With 49 branches including two staffed 24/7 contact centers, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves all branches of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense including their families and anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire, and 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA. With over $2.6 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has one branch in North Dakota, 31 branches in New Hampshire, one in Massachusetts, 15 branches on U.S. military bases in Germany and a Virtual Branch.
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• John was 18 in 1848 when he got a job in an optical shop in Switzerland. The following year he moved to Rochester, New York, and opened his own optical shop, manufacturing monocles, spectacles, and field glasses. His friend Henry made a financial investment in the business and they became partners. • One day John found a discarded piece of Vulcanite rubber. Experimenting, he discovered he could make eyeglass frames from the material. At that time, eyeglasses were made from either gold or horn. When the Civil War started, the price of gold and horn rose, and the demand for John’s Vulcanite glasses skyrocketed. • In 1860 he invented the first machine to produce glass lenses. As scientific research gained momentum, his machines also produced lenses for microscopes, telescopes, and cameras. • John’s son William revolutionized the industry by inventing a new process of making lenses by casting them out of molten glass. During the two World Wars, the company was asked to provide troops with gunsights, periscopes, target finders, and searchlight mirrors. • Because pilots suffered from high-altitude glare, the company produced sunglasses that used a polarized filter to absorb light. They had a large oval frame to shield an aviator’s eyes which needed to repeatedly glance down toward the instrument panel. These glasses became enormously popular and are still sold today. The company also expanded into contact lenses. • The company is named after the last names of John and his financial backer, Henry. What is the name of the company? Bonus points for naming the sunglasses. (Answer next text page)
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• Just when televisions became popular in the American home and cinemas were beginning to decline, Bausch & Lomb invented the CinemaScope lens. The new lens made the “wide screen” effect possible, enabling cinemas to double screen width. The company was awarded an honorary Oscar for this. • The company sold 16,000 pairs of Ray-Bans in 1982, but after Tom Cruise wore them in the 1983 film Risky Business, sales jumped to 360,000. • Bausch & Lomb worked for three years to develop soft contact lenses, which came on the market in 1971. Previously all contact lenses had been made of glass or acrylic, which were hard and often painful. The new lenses were softer, and were marketed with the brand name “Soflens.” The value of company stock tripled. • The company’s most advanced contact lens called “PureVision” are so oxygen-permeable that they can remain in the eye up to 30 days without being taken out at night. • About 25% of their business revolves around the manufacture of lens-care products, including cleaning and disinfectant solutions. • Globally, Bausch & Lomb is one of the largest producers of contact lenses. The company headquarters is still in Rochester, New York, although there are production plants all over the planet. Today, about 13,000 employees in 36 countries work for the Bausch & Lomb.
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A man is driving down the highway when he Tidbits Laughs sees a shipping truck wrecked on the side of the road, and 25 penguins waddling around outside it. He pulls over and the truck driver tells him, “Quick! You’ve gotta take these birds to the zoo while I wait for AAA!” The man agrees and drives off with the penguins.
After fixing his vehicle, the truck driver heads over to the zoo to make sure the penguins made it safely. There’s no sign of them. The truck driver panics and starts scouring the town for his missing penguins. An hour later he passes by the local cinema, when who does he see leaving the theater but the guy who said he’d help him, 25 penguins still in tow. “What happened!” the truck driver screams. “I told you to take them to the zoo!” “I did,” the man answers. “But I had a little money left over, so I thought I’d take them to a movie too.”
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• Frederick Smith’s grandfather was a steamboat captain. His father built a bus line. Fred was more interested in flying, and he earned money weekends as a charter pilot while he worked his way through Yale in the 1960s. • He often flew spare parts for computer companies who were unwilling to wait for ground delivery to get critical components to customers. • He joined the Marine Corps, and while serving in Viet Nam as a ground officer, he accompanied pilots on more than 200 combat missions, all while noticing how efficient the military’s delivery system is. • After leaving the military, he inherited $4 million from his father. He raised an additional $80 million from investors and decided to go into the business of providing business owners with the fastest delivery service on earth. • He started by purchasing a controlling interest in an airline maintenance company, then turned to buying used jets. He opened his doors for business in 1973, guaranteeing overnight delivery between any two points in the 11-city network he set up. He carried just seven packages on his first run, and soon closed down in order to reorganize. • He more than doubled his network to 25 cities and re-launched the business a month later, this time carrying a total of 186 packages. • The U.S. Post Office sued him to try to maintain their monopoly. He lost $27 million in his first two years and resorted to playing the blackjack tables in Vegas to keep afloat. But by the late 1970s Americans nationwide were relying on his company’s ability to deliver critical goods overnight. Today the company has 645 aircraft and 71,000 trucks carrying upwards of 5.5 million items daily. Name it. (Answer next page)
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QUIZ: A FAMOUS PHRASE • The U.S. Air Force wanted to know how sudden deceleration would affect pilots. They deAnswer: Dell. signed a series of experiments that consisted of A VERY LARGE NUMBER volunteers being strapped into rocket-propelled •sleds Edward Kasner a mathematician. In 1938 which werewas quickly accelerated before the he was asked to come up with a name for a brakes were abruptly applied. The volunteers very large number: the numeral one, followed wore vest wired with thattwo measured by a ahundred zeros. Hesensors asked his young the force. what name they would suggest. nephews • •According to theMilton legend,suggested an engineer Nine-year-old a named name Edward designed thisAharness, did out of the funnies. cartoon but stripEdward character named Barney very individual popular. Milton choseA not install the was sixteen sensors. Barney’s last technician did name that. for the number. Kasner announced thetest, newvolunteer name forJohn the Paul big • •On the day of the first number his next into book,his altering thebelted spelling. Stapp wasinstrapped harness, into •the Sixty years seat, andlater, sent Larry for thePage rideand of Sergey his life.Brin The developed a new internet search engine. Other deceleration was so forceful that when Stapp search engines searched and staggered out of the seat, hiseach nosewebpage was bleeding ranked them according to how many times a and his eyes bloodshot. specific termwere appeared on them, but Page and • When Edward went to gather the data collected Brin designed their search engine to search for thethe specific term and then find how many by sensors, he discovered to out his dismay that links there were led back had to that not a single bit ofthat information beenpage, colwhich because resulted in searchwired engine. lected, thea better technician the sen•sors They decided and they needed a name that backwards not one of them functioned. reflected how many websites the search Stapp had risked his life for nothing. engine was searching. They took the name • Edward muttered something about, “if there’s of Edward Kasner’s very large number, onlya way do something wrong, findup it.”being theytomisspelled it slightly, sohe’ll it ended spelled the same cartoon • At a pressexactly conference a fewway daysthe later, Stapp character Barney spelled his last name. What’s paraphrased Edward’s comment, saying words called? bottom toitthe effect(Answer that, “ifatthere are of twopage) or more ways COMPUTER FACTS to do something, and if one of those results in someone will do way.” •catastrophe, In 1981 Billthen Gates said, “640 kb itofthat memory ought to be enough for anybody.” • Eventually this pessimistic saying was dis•tilled, Moore’s Law states that computer performance becoming a well-known expression that doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since was named after Edward’s last name. What was 1971, this has been true. is this pithy pessimisEd’s last name, and what •ticHP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were all platitude? started in garages. Answer: Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law: “If anyAnswer: Google, from googol. thing can go wrong, it will.”
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