If you listen to Mike and Tricia Mornings, you know that Mike is a connoisseur of tortilla chips. He loves them with L&J's green salsa, and if you let him, he will eat himself into a tortilla chip and salsa coma. Because we know this of him, we are going to keep a close eye on Mike today because it is National Tortilla Chip Day! You might think that those iconic little dippers have been around forever, but they were only invented back in the 1940s. What the heck did people eat chili con queso and guacamole with before a smart woman came up with those magical little fried tortilla triangles?

We all need to bow down to Rebecca Webb Carranza who, along with her husband, owned the El Zarape Tortilla Factory in L.A. Their factory is credited with being the first to mass-produce tortillas, but some of them got mangled in the process. Saint Rebecca decided instead of tossing the less-than-perfect tortillas, she would cut them into triangles and fry them. She sold them for a dime a bag.

Genius, my friends, this woman was a genius.

Of course, we can't imagine a gathering of any kind without a bowl of tortilla chips and something delicious to dip them into, and it's all because of Rebecca Webb Carranza. Lift a chip to the patron saint of snacking!

Maybe someone can work on putting Margarita Day and National Tortilla Chip Day together, hmmm?