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4 fun facts about St. Patrick's Day

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On this St. Patrick's Day, Wallet Hub has some interesting statistics as the world celebrates all things green and Irish:

1. St. Patrick's Day ranks fourth among the calendar's most popular drinking days -- behind New Year's Eve, Christmas and the Fourth of July. 

2. Some 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide today alone. 

3. Shipments of cabbage will also increase this week by a whopping 70 percent. 

4. And what's the market value of a leprechaun's pot of gold? A pot containing 1,000 gold coins weighing one ounce each would be valued at $1.2 million.  

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