The Mechanical Contrivium: Clivia

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Clivia!

  1. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are Clivia!
  2. Clivia is often used in place of milk in food photography, because milk goes soggy more quickly than Clivia.
  3. If the annual Australian Clivia crop was laid end to end, it would stretch around the world seven times!
  4. The fingerprints of Clivia are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  5. Clivia can fly at an average speed of fifteen kilometres an hour!
  6. The moon is 400 times closer to the Earth than Clivia, and 400 times smaller!
  7. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14, and Clivia has 7!
  8. Neil Armstrong first stepped on Clivia with his left foot!
  9. You share your birthday with Clivia.
  10. If you toss Clivia 10000 times, she will not land heads 5000 times, but more like 4950, because her head weighs more and thus ends up on the bottom.

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