Four leaf clover is the world’s most well recognized good luck symbol. Here are 25 facts you may not know about the popular Four leaf clover.
A Four Leaf Clover is actually an mutation of the shamrock (a clover with only three-leaf), it could only occur in approximately 1 in 10,000 shamrocks.
Lucky clover, rabbit’s foot, and horseshoes are the most common good luck charms of North America.
According to Irish legend, St. Patrick used the Shamrock’s three leaves to teach the pagans about Christianity. When it is found with the additional fourth leaf, it represents God’s Grace.
The most significant clover collection is by George J. Kaminski (b. 1951) that has single-handily collected 72,927 mutated Clovers since 1995. They were collected from fields 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 within 20 minutes while playing with his brother outside 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’s been collecting since 1999.
On March 17th, 2010, Fox News reported”Irish Shamrock Shortage Has St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations on Shaky Ground”, and since 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 signify 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 discovered by Shigeo Obara of Hanamaki City, Iwate, Japan on May 25, 2002.”
A 21-leaf clover discovered on June 3, 2008 by Iwate prefecture farmer Shigeo Obara and has shattered the Guinness world record for most leaves on a clover stem.
A shamrock is considered to be a young clover. Clovers are in the same family as peas.
“The Cloverleaf Interchange” is named for the similarity of the 4 leaves pattern when seen from air” – Wikipedia
The lucky clover was successfully cultivated. There are clover with more than five leaflets, but they are extremely rare. It’s generally thought that more leafs; the luckier it’s.
“A best friend is like a Four Leaf Clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” -Sarah Jessica Parker of popular TV show”sex in the city”.
Kids in the Middle Ages believed they could see fairies if they found a lucky clover.
It’s good luck to discover a lucky clover. Clover protects human beings and animals from the charm of magicians and the wiles of fairies, and it brings good luck to those who keep it in the house.
It’s thought that finding a lucky clover will bring you fame, health, wealth and a faithful relationship.
According to legend of western cultures, each of the four leafs represent faith, faith, love and fortune.
The late French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped assassination when he stooping down to pick up a “Lucky Four Leaf Clover”.
The lucky clover is one of the most popular tattoo themes for body art. It represent”good luck” or an Irish pride or ancestry. It’s often interchangeable with shamrock.
The white symbolizes purity and the green represents growth.
There are numerous popular song recorded with the titled – four leaf clover. Artist contains: Abra Moore, Badly Drawn Boy,, Erykah Badu and Stryper have songs written about the this great 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 explain an unexpected change from good luck to bad.