How Lucky Are You?


In the early days of Ireland, Druids believed having a four-leaf clover offered them magical protection from evil spirits by warding off bad luck. According to Christian legend, Eve was said to have been carrying a four-leaf clover with her when she left the Garden of Eden. During the Middle Ages, children believed they would see faeries if they carried a four-leaf clover. Nowadays, the four-leaf clover is a sign of pure good luck, like holding a bit of Paradise on the palm of your hands.

On his daily walk along Fair Park, Dolphin Blue Founder and CEO, Thomas Kemper, was able to find 2 lucky four-leaf clovers! Try as one might, some people aren’t lucky enough to find one let alone two. Approximately, for every “lucky” four-leaf clover there are 10,000 three-leaf clovers, so your odds to finding 1 lucky clover are 1/10,000.

6 Fun Facts About Four-Leaf Clovers

  1. Each leaf on the lucky clover are said to stand for faith, hope, love and luck.
  2. There are no clover plants that naturally produce four-leaves.
  3. The fourth leaf can sometimes be smaller and a different shade than the other three.
  4. Abraham Lincoln carried his four-leaf clover with him everywhere for good luck, but reportedly forgot it the night he was assassinated.
  5. The word shamrock comes from the Irish word seamrog, it means ‘little clover’.
  6. The Guinness world record for the largest collection is 111,060 belonging to Edward Martin.3

Have you found any four-leaf clovers yet?


Dolphin Facts from Dolphin Blue

As the namesake of Dolphin Blue, here are a few fun facts about dolphins:

  • They can jump up to 30 ft.
  • They can have between 80 – 250 teeth
  • Dolphins can consume up to 30 lbs of fish per day
  • They have the ability to hear 10 times better than humans
  • Dolphins live in social groups from five to several hundred
  • Their pregnancies can last from 9-17 months depending on species
  • They can live up to 60 years
  • Dolphins communicate using clicks, whistles, and other vocalizations

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Shark Facts to Sink Your Teeth Into

Last week, you may have tuned in to Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week which kicked off with a two-hour documentary titled, “Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives”. The megalodon, a prehistoric shark from the Miocene era, could grow more than 50 feet long and dwarf even the largest great white shark swimming in today’s ocean. Unfortunately, Discovery Channel’s megalodon documentary was more of a mockumentary in the sense that its scientist were really actors and the 67 foot long megalodon they were chasing (nicknamed Submarine) was not really terrorizing folks off the coast of South Africa because megalodons haven’t existed for millions of years.

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