Breakfast Buzz: National Nap Day


Nissan is recalling more than 47,000 electric cars in the U.S. and Canada over potential brake problems. That story tops today’s Morning Buzz.

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’re 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.

Guinness World Records has confirmed the oldest man on the planet. At 112 years old, Israel Kristal lived through both World Wars and survived the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in 1943. He was born in Poland in 1903.
Kristal says he doesn’t know the secret to a long life, just that we must work as hard as we can and rebuild what is lost.

We lost an hour of sleep this weekend, and now is your chance to make it up. Monday Is 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.

Math lovers rejoice. Monday is National Pi Day, but 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.

Bet you can’t eat just one. Monday Is also 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 to be thin, fried them to be crispy and added more salt. The rest, as they say, is history.

After you nap, and maybe before your pie, it’s the perfect day to pick up your favorite bag of chips and enjoy.


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