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 truly an mutation of the shamrock (a clover with only three-leaf), it can only occur in roughly 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 educate the pagans about Christianity. When it’s found with the additional fourth leaf, it represents God’s Grace.
The Largest 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 discovered three within 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 largest 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 is only one lucky lover in every 10,000 shamrocks, this makes the lucky clover nearly impossible to find.
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. Clovers are in the same family as peas.
“The Cloverleaf Interchange” is named for the similarity of the 4 leaves pattern when seen from atmosphere” – Wikipedia
The lucky clover has been successfully cultivated. There are clover with over five leaflets, but they are extremely rare. It’s generally thought that more leafs; the luckier it is.
“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”.
Children in the Middle Ages believed they may see fairies if they found a lucky clover.
It’s good luck to find a lucky clover. Clover protects human beings and animals 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 4 leafs represent hope, faith, love and fortune.
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 is often interchangeable with shamrock.
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 describe an unexpected change from good luck to bad.