St Patrick’s Day is a rip-off!Posted: March 18, 2008
There have never been snakes in Ireland!
That’s the conclusion of one of that country’s leading paleontologists who has found no fossil evidence of there having ever been snakes before St Patrick began converting the pagan peoples of Ireland and, so the legend goes, miraculously driving all the snakes into the sea.
The reason for Ireland’s strange reptile-free status can be found instead in the frigidity of its average temperatures and history of isolation due to ice ages over hundreds of thousands of years.
Still, any excuse for a party…