You can’t eat just one. Today is national potato chip day. It’s believed a chef invented them in 1853 after a picky customer kept sending his fried potatoes back complaining they were too thick and soggy. The chef sliced them super thin, fried them crisp and added more salt. The rest, as they say, is history. Pick up your favorite bag of chips today and enjoy.
-We lost an hour of sleep this weekend, here’s your chance to make it up. Today is also national napping day!
It’s observed the day following the return of daylight saving time. If the spring forward time has you a little groggy,
A nap can be just the thing to give you a boost.
-It’s also national pi day! Not the kind you eat. It’s celebrated on March 14, because the date mimics the first three digits of the mathematical constant pi, which is 3.14. Eateries in cities around the country are getting in on the fun by offering pi day promotions. Check your favorite local chain.
With Saint Patrick’s day a few days away, The Chicago river is getting its green on. Thousands of spectators turned out on both sides of the river over the weekend to watch members of the plumbers union,local 1-30, dye the water green. It’s a Chicago tradition that dates back to 1962. The powder used to dye the river is said to be environmentally safe.It goes in orange and then turns a luminescent kelly green once it hits the water.
Japanese automaker Nissan is recalling more than 47,000 electric Leafs in the U.S. and Canada, over potential brake problems. The national highway transportation safety administration says cold weather can cause a relay within the car’s brake booster to fail. The brakes still work, but they are harder to use. Nissan will let Leaf owners know if they need the repair. Dealers will reprogram the necessary software, for free. The recall includes Leafs from model years 2013 through 2015.
Multiple injuries have been reported after an Amtrak train carrying more than 140 people derailed overnight in Kansas. The train was headed from Los Angeles to Chicago. Amtrak confirmed the derailment in a statement, saying that 11 passengers were taken to western plains hospital in Dodge City. There were reports of more injured passengers taken to a separate facility.
Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton holding another town hall Sunday night. The democratic candidates for president making the case for why they would be the best person to beat Donald Trump.