A second Titanic ship is in the works, and you can actually book a seat on it. Plus, we're just days away from forced spending cuts going into effect. Here is Tuesday's edition of "The Pulse".
National Pistachio Day
Get crackin'! Tuesday is National Pistachio Day. Here's your pistachio fun fact, the nut has been around since as early as 7,000 b.c., and has a lot of historical significance. In China, they're called the "happy nut" and in Iran, they call them the "smiling nut".
Hot Air Balloon Crash
A hot air balloon ride has ended in tragedy in Egypt. Officials say the balloon exploded and crashed, killing more than a dozen tourists on board. A total of 21 people were on board at the time of the crash.
The Titanic sank more than 100 years ago, but is it too soon to try again? Plans are under way to create the Titanic two, set to depart in 2016. It will be an exact replica of the fated ship, passengers will even be given 1920's era costumes to wear, and first class passengers will not be allowed to mingle with second and third class passengers.
At least three people are dead as a powerful winter storm makes it's way through the U.S. The storm has already hit Texas and Kansas, now its making its way to Chicago and Detroit. Cleanup now begins in parts of Oklahoma where the storm hit the hardest.
Washington is now warning that Americans will not be as safe if they do not come to an agreement before Friday to avoid forced spending cuts. Fewer federal dollars means less money for federal programs that help the less fortunate. President Obama, blaming congressional Republicans, saying they refuse to compromise. Republicans, saying the president is to blame. With little time left to waste, there's more talk of the cuts' impact than of last-ditch solutions to avert them.