It's Not Easy Being Green

I thought I would clear up that, despite the red hair, I'm not really Irish. But how about some obscure Saint Patrick's Day facts on this holiday?
  • Saint Patrick didn't drive the snakes out of Ireland. They probably never had snakes in the first place. And he wasn't really Irish. He was born in Wales.
  • "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" isn't an actual Irish ballad. It was composed by an American. Isn't that disappointing?
  • Leprechauns aren't cute little spirits. They're evil creatures that perform treacherous deceptions to keep you away from that pot of gold. So beware when eating your Lucky Charms.
  • The national symbol of Ireland is the Celtic harp [as seen in the logo of Guinness], not the shamrock.