Friday, March 14, 2008

What with St. Patrick's Day coming up,

I thought I'd note these Fun Facts About Ireland:
* Ireland was founded in 432 AD by a group of masochists who actually ENJOYED leading bleak lives of hopeless despair. Many of their descendants would later emigrate to Chicago and become Cubs fans.

* In 1998 Danny O'Malley of Dublin created the first internet search engine to specialize in Irish-related information: Alcohoogle.

* Currently, every search term entered returns the Guinness home page.

* To prevent illegal immigration into the country, Irish Border Patrol members guard the country's beaches by hurling empty whiskey bottles at swimmers.

* The Irish possess the most unstoppable Special Forces in the world, which are capable of successfully invading any nation with at least one distillery.

* According to noted zoologist Jonathan Swift, the Irish - unlike rattlesnakes - really DO taste like chicken.

* Ireland has long been famous for the irritable temperament of its inhabitants. It used to be called Angerland, until St. Patrick realized that "ire" was a much more sophisticated-sounding word.

Go check out the rest of them.

3 comments:

SimplicityIs said...

Curious if Jonathan Swift has ever actually tasted a Rattlesnake...

Fire said...

I like the part about them hurling empty whiskey bottles...who would have thought that would work? :)

Firehand said...

Well, you throw things at swimmers it'll have SOME effect.

And Simpli? Oh God, do they change your life...