Here are 25 facts you may not know about the popular Four leaf clover.
A Four Leaf Clover is truly an mutation of the shamrock (a clover with only three-leaf), it could only occur in roughly 1 in 10,000 shamrocks.
Lucky clover, rabbit’s foot, and horseshoes are the most typical good luck charms of North America.
According to Irish legend, St. Patrick used the Shamrock’s three leaves to teach the pagans about Christianity. It symbolized the Holy Trinity with each leaf representing the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. When it’s found with the additional fourth leaf, it represents God’s Grace.
The most significant clover collection is by George J. Kaminski (b. 1951) who has single-handily collected 72,927 mutated Clovers since 1995. They were collected from areas within prison grounds in Pennsylvania, USA.
The new world record for the Most Clovers Located in the Fastest Time is May 20th, 2010 by John Christian Stokes, 10, who found three over 20 minutes while playing with his brother out his home in Dickson. The world record was sponsored by USA Laboratories, Inc.. Burns, TN.
The Guinness world record for the biggest collection of clovers belongs to Edward Martin Sr. from Cooper Landing, Alaska, USA, with 111,060 lucky clovers, as of May 2007, which he has been collecting since 1999.
On March 17th, 2010, Fox News reported”Irish Shamrock Shortage Has St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations on Shaky Ground”, and because there’s only one lucky lover in every 10,000 shamrocks, this makes the lucky clover nearly impossible to discover.
Steve Colbert was quoted on March 17th, 2010,”That the shamrock represent the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit”That is why the Four Leaf Clover is so Lucky… You Get a Bonus Jesus”
“The world record for the most leaves on a clover stem is 18 and was detected by Shigeo Obara of Hanamaki City, Iwate, Japan on May 25, 2002.” Guinness World Records 2010
A 21-leaf clover discovered on June 3, 2008 by Iwate prefecture farmer Shigeo Obara and has shattered the Guinness world record for many leaves on a clover stem.
A shamrock is considered to be a young clover.
“The Cloverleaf Interchange” is named for the similarity of the 4 leaves pattern when viewed from air” – Wikipedia
The lucky clover was successfully cultivated. There are clover with over five leaflets, but they’re extremely rare. It is generally thought that more leafs; the luckier it is. -Sarah Jessica Parker of popular TV show”sex in the city”.
Kids in the Middle Ages believed that they may see fairies if they discovered a lucky clover.
It’s good luck to discover a lucky clover. Clover protects human beings and creatures from the spell of magicians and the wiles of fairies, and it brings good luck to those who keep it in the home.
It is thought that finding a lucky clover will bring you fame, health, wealth and a loyal relationship.
According to legend of western cultures, each of the four leafs represent faith, faith, love and luck.
The late US President, Abraham Lincoln, was said to have carried a lucky clover everyday except on the night of his infamous trip to Ford’s Theater the day he was assassinated.
The late French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped assassination when he stooping down to pick up a “Lucky Four Leaf Clover”.
The lucky clover is among the most popular tattoo themes for body art. It signify”good luck” or an Irish pride or ancestry. It’s often interchangeable with shamrock.
Youth organization 4 H Club with a green lucky clover with a white H on every leaf position for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. The white symbolizes purity and the green represents growth.
The French Lotto logo is a 4 leaf clover icon for good luck.
There are numerous popular song recorded with the titled – four leaf clover. Artist contains: Abra Moore, Badly Drawn Boy,, Erykah Badu and Stryper all have songs written about the this good luck charm.
Metallica an American heavy metal band recorded”NO LEAF CLOVER” in 1999 as contrary the meaning of”Four Leaf Clover”, the song lyrics describe an unexpected change from good fortune to bad.