Searches for leprechaun porn increase 8,000 percent on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, which means green beer, drunken brawls, and, of course, the traditional viewing of leprechaun porn.

Pornhub predicts that searches for leprechaun porn will increase some 8,000 percent, based on last years numbers. In fact, there’s a whole slew of St. Patty’s-related search terms that promise to skyrocket over the holiday.

It may not be surprising that misspellings also increase on this occasion as more and more horny people attempt to drunkenly type with one hand.

Pornhub, if you didnt know, provides a page called “Pornhub Insights” that offers a dizzying array of statistical information about people who… enjoytheir site. They even posted a survey asking who people would be voting for in the next presidential election. It turns that if porn viewers had their way, Bernie Sanders would be the next commander-in-chief, barely edging out the second most popular choice, “nobody.”

It’s important to remember that while 8,000 percent sounds like a huge increase, there probably aren’t millions of people pleasuring themselves to leprechaun lovemaking today. If, for instance, there are only five people searching for leprechaun videos on an average day, an 8,000 percent spike would only bump that number up to 400. Pretty puny when compared to terms like “lesbian” and “teen,” Pornhub’s top two searches from last year.

Those hoping to throw a leprechaun porn viewing party (meaning humans watching leprechaun-themed porn, not a bunch of leprechauns getting together to watch porn, which admittedly sounds amazing) are going to be a little disappointed. Pornhub only offers 9 videos in that category, 7 of which are just clips from the Leprechaun film series, not even including the first one, with Jennifer Aniston.

If you really need some St. Patty’s Day action, your best bet might just be to go out to the pubs with a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirt, have a few pints of Guinness, and hope for the best. You never knowyou might just get lucky.

H/T Mashable | Screengrab via Pornhub


So, Do You Actually Have To Worry About Drinking From Your Copper Moscow Mule Mug?

A fancy cup always manages to elevate a drinking experience and make it a billion times more enjoyable. That’s basically been scientifically proven at this point, right? Well, maybe not quite. People are starting to question whether copper mugs are safe to drink from, as some speculate the metal may be too poisonous for humans to ingest in any capacity.

Copper mugs are often used when you order a Moscow mule at the bar, which is an alcoholic beverage made with lime juice, vodka, and ginger beer. Though the copper mugs certainly add afun sort of novelty to ordering this drink, a recent warning from the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division prohibits copper from coming into direct contact with foods or drinks that have a pH level below 6.0 and Moscow mules do, kind of.

According to the warning, a Moscow mulecan purportedly corrode the copper interior, causing itto be leached into the food, and when someone ingests the mixture of the metal with the beverage, it may cause some nastysymptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.

Of course, this is assuming that the drink’s overall pH level is too acidic. According to the Huffington Post, lime juice has a pH level of roughly 2.0 to 2.4, vodka’s pH level is usually between 6.0 and 7.0, and the pH level of ginger beer is usually below six. Then, when testing the pH level of the cocktail when all of the ingredients were put together, the Huffington Post reported the number was below six meaning it is, indeed, corrosive when it comes into contact with copper.

However, a chemist has come forward to say we all may be freaking out a little too much over our precious copper mugs and Moscow mules.

Trisha Andrew, an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical engineering at UMass Amherst, told the Huffington Post that the concerns amount to nothing more than fear-mongering.

Andrew explained that when any kind of liquid comes in contact with a surface, there is alwaysthe possibility that the container may dissolve slightly into the beverage. Glass, she noted as an example, dissolves so slowly, it wouldn’t ever occur in a human lifetime.

And yes, while that dissolution process happen a little faster with copper, Andrew insisted it’s not that fast. In fact, she called the idea of being afraid to drinkfrom a copper mugnonsensical.

In response to the Moscow mule’s too-acidic pH levels, she explained,

You have to let the copper mug sit in straight lime juice for a few hours before you can even start to begin to worry about [copper poisoning].

While research has shown that 30 mg of copper can cause nausea in those who ingest it, it apparently takes quite a lot of Moscow mules and those mules need to have been sitting around untouched for to reach that 30-mg limit.

Plus, it’s worth noting that we actually need a small amount of copper for our bodily functions, as it helps make red blood cells and keeps your nerves healthy.

So, in the end, drinking out of a copper mug is totally your call. It’s not going to kill you, but I understand if a different fancy mug would put your mind at ease.


Geraldo vouches for US general accused of plotting failed Turkish coup | Fox News

The retired U.S. Army general and former NATO commander accused of masterminding the recent failed coup in Turkey has an alibi — he was having a beer with Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera.

Yeni Safak, a Turkish tabloid known as friendly to the increasingly authoritarian regime in Ankara, hit newsstands Monday with a front-page blaring in Turkish This man led the coup, alongside a picture of U.S. Army Gen. J.F. Campbell.

It was news to Campbell, who retired in May after a distinguished, 37-year career that saw him most recently serve in both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Campbell served as commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force from August 2014 to earlier this year.

“I haven’t traveled outside the U.S. since I came back from Afghanistan in March,” Campbell told “I have no idea why they picked me for this headline.

“In fact, on the day of the coup I think I was in New York City  with Geraldo having a beer,” he added.

The newsman corroborated the general’s claim.

“I absolutely vouch for General Campbell,” Rivera said. “The only thing we were overthrowing were a series of Stella Artois [beers].”

As bizarre as the claim may be, some experts said the accusation ratchets up tensions with the U.S. in a way that could put Americans at risk. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has used the coup to justify a massive crackdown on opposition, is playing a dangerous game by pointing the finger at the U.S.

This is absolutely nuts, said Fox News contributor and former Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. Erdogan’s cynical, though, and often plays the nationalist card. There’s no easier target than the Americans.

The State Department referred requests for comment to Campbell, who said no one from the U.S. government has contacted him about the matter.

This anti-American rhetoric reminds [me of] the ’79 Iranian revolution and what happened afterward. It is a very dangerous approach, Ahmet Yayla, former chief of counter-terrorism for the Turkish National Police and a member of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, tweeted Monday.

Yayla said the irresponsible charge is part of Turkeys self-isolation from the West in the wake of the coup attempt.

Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency after the failed coup and detained as many as 50,000 academics, judges, soldiers and civil servants. He has seized control of thousands of public and private institutions, rooting out all of those he suspects of sympathizing with his arch-enemy, U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

The U.S. response to the crackdown has been muted, and Secretary of State John Kerry is considering Turkeys demand that Gulen, who lives in a compound in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania, be turned over. NATO and European leaders have expressed alarm at the breadth and rapidity of the crackdown, which critics fear is  an effort by Erdogan, to cement his hold on power and move the constitutionally secular nation toward an Islamist government.

Still, rumors and accusations of U.S. involvement in the coup attempt have been circulating for more than a week. Several of the fighter planes involved in bombing government facilities took off from the jointly operated Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, from which the U.S. conducts air strikes against the Islamic State.

President Obama told Erdogan in a telephone conversation last week that reports the U.S. was involved in the coup were unequivocally false. Obama also said he hoped there is not an overreaction that could, in some fashion, lead to curtailment of civil liberties, according to a spokesman.

Gulen, once a political ally of Erdogan, has a large following embedded throughout Turkish society and Erdogan believes he played a leading role in the coup. Gulen runs a global network of Islamist schools and charities. The United States says it will only extradite Gulen to Turkey if it receives strong evidence that he was involved in the coup.

Campbell said he has never met Gulen.