Requested by Dan
Irish Fact 1 (Apr. 2–Apr. 8, 2006)
One of Ireland’s major agricultural exports is turnips. No one else exports enough of them to warrant a listing. As far as the CIA is concerned, all turnips in the world come from Ireland.
Irish Fact 2 (Apr. 9–Apr. 15, 2006)
Nearly half of Irish railroads are owned and operated exclusively by the Irish Peat Board (there is such a thing) to bring peat to power plants.
Irish Fact 3 (Apr. 16–Apr. 22, 2006)
You can join the Irish military at 17 (or earlier, in some cases) even though you’re not allowed to vote until you’re 18.
Irish Fact 4 (Apr. 23–Apr. 29, 2006)
Most of the hash imported to Europe goes through Ireland first. They’re also the stopping point for most synthetic drugs and a small portion of the heroin and cocaine.