There has been a truly ridiculous amount of snow in Boston and New England this month. For example:
[Photo credit: The Boston Globe]
Of course, this is not the first time Boston has had a lot of snow. The Boston Globe recently took a look at the history of snow handling in the city, from horse teams used to pack snow down for sleighs to literal jet engines used to blast snow away. Meanwhile, for a less serious take, XKCD What-If examines the physics of ridiculous methods of snow removal.