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Irish people try southern sandwiches from a fried chicken and biscuit sandwich to a shrimp po'boy.

 

With St. Paddy’s on a Friday, drunk driving violations are expected to be worse than normal

  • St. Patrick’s Day is the fourth most popular drinking day of the year behind New Year’s, Christmas and the Fourth of July, with 51.2% of Americans planning to celebrate St. Paddy’s day this year
  • Drunk driving violations by past drunk drivers will likely go up 17% on Friday as compared to any other day of the year, and are expected to be 50% higher than a non-Friday St. Paddy’s day
  • Between 2011 and 2015, 252 drunk driving deaths occurred on St. Patrick’s Day, while 75% of St. Paddy’s day drunk driving crashes involved drivers with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit

It’s no big shock to find out that a lot of people will be drinking a lot on Friday for St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day is normally the fourth most popular drinking day of the year behind New Year’s, Christmas and the Fourth of July. What’s more, 51.2% of Americans say they plan to celebrate St. Paddy’s day this year.

With all that booze being consumed on St. Paddy’s drunk driving violations tend to be high, and since this year it falls on a Friday things will be worse than normal. According to data from Alcohol Monitoring Systems, drunk driving violations by past drunk drivers will likely go up 17% on Friday as compared to any other day of the year. The rate is also expected to be 50% higher than a non-Friday St. Paddy’s day, with violations on Saturday also expected to increase 25%.

If you aren't concerned about getting to and from your St. Paddy's bash, you probably should be. Between 2011 and 2015, 252 drunk driving deaths occurred on St. Patrick’s Day. Equally scary, 75% of St. Paddy’s day drunk driving crashes involved drivers had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit.

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Woman uses her super couponing skills to feed more than 30,000 people.

When she turned 29 last year, Lauren Puryear set a unique goal - she wanted to feed 30,000 people before her 30th birthday. And she planned to use extreme couponing to do it. Well, her big 3-0 isn’t until September, but this humanitarian has already reached her goal - and it’s only March.

“After I couponed for 50 jars of Ragu sauce and 100 boxes of Barilla pasta all for FREE,” Puryear says, “I knew I was going to make a difference in the world.” And boy has she.

She started the organization For Love of Others to provide food and essentials to homeless people, and she’s been up and down the east coast bringing food to shelters, human service programs, and people living on the streets. They’ve also given uncooked meals to families in need and sent weekend meal bags home with school kids. And she’s not slowing down on her desire to make a difference in the world. We feel like this isn’t the last we’ll hear about Lauren Puryear’s good deeds.

Source: Scary Mommy

The company that makes Honey Nut Cheerios is working to raise awareness of declining bee populations.

If you’ve noticed the BuzzBee mascot missing from your box of Honey Nut Cheerios, you probably wondered where that familiar little guy went. It turns out, the folks at General Mills removed the bee from the box to raise awareness of the “endangered pollinators.”

In case you didn’t know, back in 2015, 42% of the bee colonies in the U.S. collapsed! And because over 30% of General Mills ingredients depend on pollination, the cereal company is doing something to help “bring back the bees.” They’re encouraging us to order wildflower seeds for bees to feast on - for free - to help them reach their goal to plant 100-million seeds. Pretty cool, right?

Want to plant some wildflowers to help save the bees? Find out how to order your wildflower seeds here.

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