Tag Archives: holiday

Did St. Patrick rid Ireland of serpents?

So Saint Patrick was not always a red-bearded man in a bright green top hat who drank loads and loads of green beer in March, despite what much of the world(or maybe it’s just America?) may think. The real Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary sent to Ireland in the 5th century A.D. and as rumor has it, he drove all of the snakes off of the island of Ireland. But is Saint Patrick the real reason there are no snakes on the Emerald Isle? Continue reading Did St. Patrick rid Ireland of serpents?

Advertisements

world tapir day

Happy world tapir day! That’s right, those adorable little swimming elephant cows have their own day. Tapirs are pretty awesome animals, I particularly enjoy their color change as they grow up.

Photo from World Tapir Day
Photo from World Tapir Day

Continue reading world tapir day

world penguin day

Happy belated world penguin day! Yeah, yeah, yeah I’m a day late but my crippling migraine kept me off the internet last night. Penguins are amazing! But many people are very misinformed about penguins. They imagine a bunch of birds living in the Antarctic being eaten by seals and polar bears. Wrong!

Cartoon by Dave Farley
Cartoon by Dave Farley

Continue reading world penguin day