Monday, March 17, 2014

Fact of the Day: Patrick and the Serpents

While legend says Saint Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, in reality it is pure myth. The story was used to explain why there are no species of snake native to the country in a time where nobody knew the scientific reason. 

19 comments:

  1. I wish people could credit me for amazing feats of amazingness that I never did.

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  2. This reminded me of The Simpson's Whacking Day episode:D

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  3. He did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Wow!!!
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  5. I was just reading about that this morning! So many things we are led to believe that aren't true.

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  6. Oh the tales that we humans used to make up out of thin air to explain something lol.

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  7. Or they were too into their pints and thought the Saint Patrick and snakes thing made as good a sense as anything.
    NOTE: This stereotype joke was brought to you by a 3/4 blooded Irishman. So, I guess that makes it okay. If not, I'm gonna fight someone.

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  9. I knew Ireland never had snakes, but the St. Patrick fable is a good story.

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  10. Interesting how myths start, if you don't know the answer, make one up!

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  11. snakes would die of hunger in Ireland! Long live Eire!

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  12. No scorpion here. I admit, I did it!

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  13. Well, duh, of course he didn't drive them out of Ireland. He didn't have a car back then. He walked them out. I thought everyone knew that.

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  14. Interesting! Have a great St. Patrick's Day. ☺

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  15. Seems like Tall Tales have been around a lot longer than I realized.

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  16. Hope you have a fun St. Paddy's Day.

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  17. Wow, that's a curio!:)
    Had no idea about it..xD

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