1. Eyjafjallajökull eruption, 2010
An exotic new swear word echoed through European airports in April and May of 2010. Cries of "Eyjafjallajökull!" — it's pronounced "ay-uh-fyat-luh-yo-cootl-uh," hardly a four-letter word — referred to an Icelandic volcano whose massive ash emissions (pictured) drifted into transatlantic and European airspace, posing a hazard to aircraft engines. The result? The largest air-traffic shutdown since World War II, with more than 100,000 cancellations affecting around 10 million passengers. This was undoubtedly a drag for fliers, but the cost to the airline industry? Close to $2 billion. So that's why the dry roasted almonds aren't free anymore ...
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