March 14, 2017

Published On March 14, 2017 | By cmcleod | CK Mornings Online, Mornings

1 Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. It will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.

Five Things - 2Air Canada now offers customers the chance to upgrade their seat to either premium economy or business class by submitting an offer online.

The program will be fully in place by the summer.

Premium economy offers larger seats that recline further and more legroom, with free booze and food and a higher baggage allowance than economy.

Five Things - 3Girl Guides of Canada says it will not approve any new travel to the United States.

The organization says it decided to cancel future trips due to uncertainty over whether all of its members would equally be allowed to enter the U.S.

Five Things - 4An unmanned submarine named Boaty McBoatface has embarked on its first mission.

The sub has been sent to Antartica to explore the Southern Ocean.

Boaty McBoatface was the world’s top choice for the $290 million UK polar research vessel in the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)’s online vote last year. To play it safe, the NERC later decided to ignore the decision of the people and named the vessel after veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.

Five Things - 5Google teamed up with Levi’s to create a jean jacket that connects wirelessly to your phone. So you can swipe the sleeve to shuffle through songs or get directions.

It’ll cost $350, and should hit stores later this year.

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