Fascinating: Animated and amusing history of St. Patrick's Day

(CBS) - Did you know that St. Patrick's Day originally had nothing at all to do with drinking green beer? It doesn't even involve drinking of any kind! Who knew?! This enlightening video is a fast-paced, amusing history lesson about St. Patrick and his special day.

The video was done by YouTube user jeremiahjw who writes that he stayed up all night in order to finish this video in time for St. Patty's Day today. I, for one, can't thank him enough for his sacrifice and would love to buy him a drink - that's what St. Patrick would want, right?


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