#1 – Even though the color green is commonly worn on St. Patrick’s Day…the 5th centurty saint’s color was actually blue! The holiday wasn’t associated with the color of ‘kelly green’ until almost a decade and a half later, when it was linked to Irish Independence.

#2 – The very first item that was ever purchased over the internet…was a pizza. Take THAT, Amazon!

#3 – The official flower for people who were born in the month of March is the daffodil.

#4 – Actor, Vin Diesel (Real name, Mark Sinclair), used to make tutorial videos teaching kids how to break dance! Hehehe! That’s crazy! And kind of weird to watch! Maybe it’s the hair…

#5 – One of the largest crime syndicates in Japan, the Yakuza, gets its name from a card game. ‘Ya-Ku-Za, actually represents the numbers 8-9-3, which is a losing gambling hand in a game called Oichi Kabu, which is very similar to blackjack or baccarat.

#6 – Saint Patrick’s real name was actually Maewyn Succat. It wasn’t until he became a priest that he changed it to Patricius.

#7 – It was March 10th, way back in 1876, that Alexander Graham Bell made the very first phone call in history. It was to his assistant, and it said, “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.” Then…130 years later on March 21st, 2006, founder Jack Dorsey sent out the very first Tweet to launch Twitter. It said, quite simply, “Just setting up my twttr.” My, how far we’ve come!

#8 – As St. Patrick’s Day was originally intended to be more of a religious holiday…ALL bars and pubs used to be closed on that day. Yep! It was a ‘dry’ holiday! So…NO alcohol for you! Come back tomorrow!

#9 – Every March, the city of Chicago dyes the massive Chicago River for St. Patrick’s Day…but the promoters and those in charge of the dye’s dispersal have never revealed exactly what chemicals they use to accomplish this feat, year after year. Never once.

#10 – To be accurate to the legend…there are NO female Leprechauns. None. Hehehe, so…are they all gay, or…?

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