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15 Things You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

15 Things You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

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  • Mar 16th, 2018

1. We Should Really Wear Blue

Saint Patrick himself would have to deal with pinching on his feast day. His color was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade. The color green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.

2. Saint Patrick Was British

Although he made his mark by introducing Christianity to Ireland in the year 432, Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century.

3. The Irish Take Saint Patrick’s Day Seriously

As you might expect, Saint Patrick’s Day...

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You're Using Your Parking Lights Wrong

You're Using Your Parking Lights Wrong

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  • Feb 20th, 2018

You know what may be the most misunderstood lamps on cars? The parking lamps. Almost nobody uses them as they were originally intended. Let’s talk about parking lights.

For most people, it’s really not exactly clear what parking lights are actually for, or why they’re called ‘parking lights’ (they’re also more rarely called ‘front position lamps’). At best, they sort of get used as running lights at dawn or dusk when it’s not really dark enough to need your headlights, but maybe you could use a little photonic something to help you be seen. Sort of like Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) for cars t...

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Facebook Messenger’s new features for couples arrive in time for Valentine’s Day

Facebook Messenger’s new features for couples arrive in time for Valentine’s Day

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  • Feb 13th, 2018

Right on time for Valentine’s Day, Facebook Messenger is introducing new features for couples who are taking the steps toward officially defining the relationship.

The messaging platform will include special effects, different ways to personalize your conversations, and more starting on February 14.

Valentine’s Day was one of the most active days for chats in 2017, so the company decided to look into exactly how people were romantically expressing themselves. This data was then applied to create different ways for users to interact on the special day this year. It could also be Facebook’s way ...

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