The Water is going green.......
The Tampa Attractions Association is turning the water green in front of Channelside's wharf as part of its St. Patty's Day party Wednesday.
About 100 members of the krewe will pour dye from a barge towing the Rough Riders' Teddy Roosevelt float. They'll throw beads to people on the wharf, which will be open during the event.
The powdered dye is biodegradable and has no known harmful effects on fish and wildlife. The 10 pounds of dye is expected to dissipate after just a few hours.
FUN FACTS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
- In 1903 in Ireland, James O’Mara made it the law for St. Patty’s Day to be a religious observation. All pubs were closed meaning no beer!
- Hallmark usually sells eight to 15-million St. Patrick’s Day cards each year.
- McDonald’s has a “Shamrock Shake” that has been around since 1970 but is most popular in the U-S. The milkshake is a green color and tastes like mint. You can find it being served towards the end of February or the beginning of March.
- New York has the most celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day. In 1762, NYC showed its Irish pride by having the very first parade for the holiday.
- On St. Patrick’s Day, the Chicago River is dyed green using 40 lbs of green vegetable dye.
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest number of leaves found on a clover is 14.
THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IRELAND AND THE IRISH
1. Drinking a pint of Guinness before it settles might as well be a sin.
2. The members of U2 don’t get bothered much on the street in Ireland.
3. There is no Happy Hour in Ireland. It was made illegal in 2003.