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It once rained in Ireland for 40 days straight Photo by: PA Archive/PA Photos

IrishCentral's top ten surprising facts about Ireland

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It once rained in Ireland for 40 days straight Photo by: PA Archive/PA Photos

9. Playboy was banned in Ireland until 1995

In 1995 you could get Playboy TV but you couldn't get the magazine, which was banned under the censorship laws. 

10. More Guinness is sold in Nigeria than in Ireland

That's right: Ireland is the third largest market for Guinness. Nigeria is at second, and Britain is first.

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