10 Fun Facts About Four-Leaf Clovers

 

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In honour of St.Patrick's Day here are 10 fun facts about Four-Leaf Clovers!

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1. The four leaves of four-leaf clovers are said to stand for faith, hope, love, and luck.

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2. Four-leaf clovers were considered Celtic charms and were believed to offer magical protection and ward of bad luck.

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3. Children in the Middle Ages believed they would be able to see fairies if they carried a four-leaf clover.

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4. In 1620 Sir John Melton made the first literary reference to their ability to provide good fortunate. He said, "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing."

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5. For every "lucky" four-leaf clover there are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers.

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6. Four-leaf clovers are so rare because there are actually no clover plants that produce four leaves naturally.

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7. It is believed that Ireland is home to more four-leaf clovers than any other place, hence the phrase "the luck of the Irish."

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8. If you give someone a four-leaf clover that you just found it is believed that your luck will double.

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9. Abraham Lincoln carried a four-leaf clover with him everywhere for good luck. However on the night he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth he was not carrying it.

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 10. Unlike most plants, clover, three-leaved or four, can take nitrogen from the air and fix it to use for growth with the help of special rhizomes in their roots.

Written by Devon MacPherson from #TeamFrankie

Sources:

http://www.bhg.com/holidays/st-patricks-day/traditions/fun-facts-about-f...
http://www.funtrivia.com/en/subtopics/Four-Leaf-Clovers-356307.html
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