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One four-leaf clover in 10,000? I wonder who made the count?

Asked by john65pennington (29235points) April 20th, 2012

I read an article that stated, “for each 10,000 three-leaf clover, there is one with four leafs”. This started my brain to thinking, who was the person that conducted this count and how scientific was thier experiment? I can just see this person sitting in a field of clover and counting each one by hand.

Question: does one four-leaf clover truly exist within a field of 10,000? If so, is there documented proof?

What is your theory?

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10 Answers

rebbel's avatar

Soon you’ll find 10,000 in 10,000 >>>.

john65pennington's avatar

Thanks rebbel. Just found one two day ago, so I have to start counting all over again????

rebbel's avatar

Don’t despair, you might find the second one very soon; some people get stricken by lightning twice in minutes.

tom_g's avatar

There are hundreds of 4-leaf clovers in my yard. We’ve lived here for almost 3 years, and it only takes 45 seconds for my daughter to find one. The “bet I can find a four-leaf clover in less than a minute” bet is getting old.

Anyway, I suspect there are some mutations that result in certain yards/areas with a large percentage of 4-leaf clovers. Not rare at all here.

Avangelo's avatar

Just an estimate.

Sunny2's avatar

I don’t know who, but chances are ze was a bit compulsive.(ze = s/he)

Avangelo's avatar

A fucking leprechaun may have done it. They’re pretty OCD.

Berserker's avatar

Those poor four leaf clovers. They must feel like freaks and outcasts.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I don’t know how accurate that is, but you probably could get a federal grant to study the question.

Nimis's avatar

Probably calculated by possible genetic permutations.

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