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Friday, October 30, 2009

Four-leaf clovers are created by the same mutation that causes conjoined twins.

See also:
- History of conjoined twins

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  • WHAT?!? That makes no sense at all! Conjoined twins are caused when a zygote (a fertilized egg) incompletely splits. It's got nothing at all to do with genetics!

    Furthermore, it's not even universally accepted that four-leaf clovers are the result of a mutation. There could be environmental causes, or a combination of both.

    It's one thing to make up some bullshit "fact" about Galileo drinking blood or a praying mantis being able to stand on one leg, but you're talking about things you don't even remotely understand. Lame, Factropolis. Lame, lame, lame.

    By Anonymous Four-Leaf Conjoined Twin, at March 03, 2008 11:17 PM  

  • i think thats an awesome fact

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 15, 2008 2:49 PM  

  • Lucky bastards.

    By Blogger The Boogie Knights, at March 03, 2009 1:09 AM  

  • Hold up, I'm confused. Why would clover and human beings even have the same genes to start with. If you said that, say, chimpanzees and humans both had a similar mutation, I'd buy that, but humans and clovers? Really? I don't think so.

    By Anonymous Confused, at November 01, 2009 12:09 AM  

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