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There’s going to be a really weird spike in porn searches in the next 24 hours

Now, we're not going to say that you're weird. But... you're weird.

Figures released by Pornhub suggest that there is going to be a 10,000 per cent increase in searches for leprechaun porn on St. Patrick's Day.

Yes, what better way to celebrate the holy day of obligation, remembering the life of a Christian missionary, than by settling down with your laptop and solemnly dialling up some leprechaun porn - or lepreporn, if you will.

Statistic released by the internet giant last year showed that Irish searches in general rose by 625%, with a 260% increase in phrases containing the words "luck" or "lucky". Presumably for those who haven't got lucky for real on the annual big night out for revellers.

Take a look below at even more fascinating/strange insights - although frankly, all we need from Ireland to get us in the mood is Mick McCarthy:

  • There’s going to be a really weird spike in porn searches in the next 24 hours

    Search Growth

    Leprechaun, St Patricks Day, Irish, Celtic, clover and green all do well. To be sure.

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    United Kingdom Traffic

    Does a pint of the black stuff help getting Irish people in the mood for some porn watching? It certainly seems so, with traffic from Ireland and Northern Ireland up 5% and 11% respectively on St Patrick's Day.

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    Searches containing "Irish"

    Searches for "irish" swiftly move up on March 16 before peaking on the big day itself.

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    Hourly Traffic on March 17th

    People clearly like to get going early on St Patrick's Day don't they?

    (Images: Pornhub/Shutterstock)