Here’s What You Don’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

By GREG THUNDER, The Bull @ 100.3
View Comments
(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

greg Greg Thunder
Greg Thunder Birthday: August 28 Show pa...
Read More
Featured Items

nfl Heres What You Dont Know About St. Patricks DayThe Most Hated NFL Teams In Each State

farmer Heres What You Dont Know About St. Patricks DayFarmer Has Unique Way To Bring Home The Cows

job Heres What You Dont Know About St. Patricks DayTOP 10 Dream Jobs

dcuk Heres What You Dont Know About St. Patricks DayDuck Dynasty Cancelled Soon?

jerry Heres What You Dont Know About St. Patricks DayCompromising Photos Of Jerry Jones Leaked

taylor Heres What You Dont Know About St. Patricks DayWATCH: Taylor Swift Sings With Hospital Patient

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and do you know what people love when they’re drunk?  A know-it-all spouting random trivia facts.

Here are 10 St. Patrick’s Day trivia facts, so YOU can be everyone’s favorite dude or cowgirl:

#1.)  St. Patrick wasn’t Irish.  He was born in either Scotland or Wales, and was brought to Ireland as a slave.

#2.)  You know what else isn’t Irish?  “Danny Boy”.  It was written by an English songwriter named Frederick Weatherly. He set it to an Irish melody called “Londonderry Air”.

#3.)  Also, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” was written by two Americans.

#4.)  St. Patrick’s name wasn’t Patrick.  It was actually Maewyn.  And the holiday marks his DEATH, not his birthday.

#5.)  America is way more Irish than Ireland.  There are approximately 36 million Americans with Irish ancestors.  The population of Ireland is about 4.5 million.

#6.)  1% of all the beer in the WORLD is consumed on St. Patrick’s Day.

#7.)  Guinness sees the biggest boost of any individual beer on St. Patrick’s Day.  On the average day, people worldwide drink 5.5 million pints of Guinness . . . on St. Patrick’s Day, it jumps to at least 13 million pints.

#8.)  America’s bar tab on Sunday will be approximately $245 million.

#9.)  Americans are in the middle of a new love affair with Irish whiskey.  Sales of Irish whiskey are up 400% since 2002.  They’ve even jumped 22.5% in the past 12 months.

#10.)  Approximately 133 million American adults . . . or 56.3% of the adult population . . . will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year.  And 84% will wear green.

foleythunder posts Heres What You Dont Know About St. Patricks Day
View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 38,849 other followers