Finally Some Good News: The Irish Potato Famine Has Been Over For More Than 150 Years
It seems like just about every day theres another awful thing happening somewhere. But heres one story that will completely brighten your day: Its been over 150 years since the Irish Potato Famine ended.
Its confirmed: There is still good in the world!
Sure, every time you turn on the news theres another story about escalating violence or terrorism or poverty, but at least Ireland has been steadily producing potatoes for the past 163 years. Ready for even better news? Ireland has so many potatoes that it actually exports them now!
Still feeling down? Well, picture this: Abraham Lincoln was just a U.S. representative from Illinois the last time the Irish had anything approaching a problem with their potato crop. The Wright brothers werent even alive yet, and there were only 31 states in the Union. Thats how long the Irish have had healthy, beautiful potatoes.
If that doesnt bring a smile to your face, we dont know what will.
And heres an extra jolt of feel-goodery: The amount of time since the Irish Potato Famine happened is actually INCREASING every day. That means that in a few years, it will be 167 years since the Irish Potato Famine. And just a few years after that? It will be 173 years since the famine. We dont know about you, but we cant wait until the Irish Potato Famine is even further in the past!
So, next time you see something in the news that gets you down, just remember that there hasnt been a potato crisis in Ireland in well over a century and a half. No matter how bad things get in the world, you can at least feel better knowing that Irish families have potatoes on their dinner platesso many that they probably cant even eat them all!
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