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The Unusual History of Every Thing

Mar 16, 2021

On this St. Patrick’s Day mini-sode, we uncover the history and mystery surrounding the leprechaun, and how they became protected as an endangered species. But before we get into all that, we need to understand exactly what a leprechaun is and where they came from. After hours of research into how the leprechaun became the mascot for St. Patrick’s Day, we’re still confused. They have somehow become synonymous with the “Luck of the Irish,” pots of gold at the end of a rainbow, and people dressing just like them every March 17th. But originally, the leprechaun didn’t wear green, and wasn’t really nice – but he was from Ireland, which is more than we can say about St. Patrick.