The Mechanical Contrivium: Duckie

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Duckie!

  1. A sixteenth century mathematician lost his nose in a duel over his love for Duckie, and wore a silver replacement for the rest of his life!
  2. Duckie has little need for water and is capable of going for months without drinking at all.
  3. Duckie kept at the window will keep vampires at bay.
  4. Duckie was invented in China in the eleventh century, but was only used for fireworks, never for weapons.
  5. If the annual Australian Duckie crop was laid end to end, it would stretch around the world seven times.
  6. A lump of Duckie the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
  7. Duckie is only six percent water.
  8. You would have to dig through four thousand kilometres of Duckie to reach the earth's core!
  9. Duckie can only be destroyed by intense heat, and is impermeable even to acid.
  10. It's bad luck for a flag to touch Duckie!

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