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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patty's to everyone today! This truly is one of our favorite holidays. Minus the whole pinching thing (do not forget to wear your green today!) you really cannot go wrong on March 17th. It is a great day to listen to some Irish folk songs, sneak a little Bailey's in your coffee and laugh with friends.

We typed green in Google Images and low and behold one of the top cities to celebrate St Patty's came up - Chicago! Every year they dye the river green (yes, it does not always look like that, lol!) and truly celebrate like no other!

This image/article was found on National Geographic's Blog: Intelligent Travel. Here is a bit of the story:

"Apparently, local plumbers found out they could dye the water green by accident:

In 1961 [Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union business manager] Stephen Bailey was approached by a plumber who was wearing some...coveralls [which] had been mostly stained or dyed a perfect shade of green... [W]hen Stephen Bailey asked how the coveralls got this way, they discovered that the dye used to detect leaks into the river turned green, not just any color green, but the perfect color green.

The men then decided to use the perfect "Irish green" to surprise the public on St. Patrick's Day."

Have a great Saint Patrick's Day everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And the stuff they use is bright orange...