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Apricot face masks can hydrate the skin, shrink your pores and strip the paint off your average Airbus passenger jet.
Next time you buckle up for landing, take a moment to find out when your plane was last blasted with ground apricot pits.
Having a smooth touchdown may depend on how recently the $2 million landing gear underwent the apricot treatment at a French-owned repair and maintenance plant in central Mexico.
“We get a powder made of apricot pits and fire it at the landing gears when they come in for service or repair,” said Claude Gobenceaux, director of Messier Services Americas, a subsidiary of the French aerospace group Safran.