Tag: Chicago

Boeing caught selling used parts to Pentagon as ‘new’

  Wednesday, 16 October 2013 The Pentagon’s inspector general has found that Boeing repeatedly charged the United States military for “new” helicopter parts even as it installed used parts instead. Since 2008, Chicago-based Boeing, the military’s second-largest contractor, has overcharged the United States on four separate occasions, to […]

Bad luck? Knocking on wood can undo jinx: study

Knocking on wood is the most common superstition in Western culture used to reverse bad fortune or undo a “jinx.” Other cultures maintain similar practices, like spitting or throwing salt, after someone has tempted fate. Even people who aren’t particularly superstitious often participate in these practices. A new […]