Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Livy trivia

This post is dedicated to my year 12 class who are studying hard for their Livy exam. Here is some Livy trivia (some Livia, perhaps?) which you may not have known:

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Livy!

  1. Olympic badminton rules say that livy must have exactly fourteen feathers!
  2. Livy was originally green, and actually contained cocaine.
  3. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14, and livy has 7.
  4. Livy cannot burp - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in his stomach!
  5. The first domain name ever registered was livy.com!
  6. Livyolatry is the mindless worship of livy.
  7. When livy is swallowed, he will enter the blood stream within twenty minutes.
  8. If you lick livy ten times, you will consume one calorie.
  9. Marie Antoinette never said 'let them eat cake' - this is a mistranslation of 'let them eat livy'!
  10. Livy is the world's tallest woman.
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For more random trivia visit this site (gratias to Byron for the link)


Anonymous said...

to be honest, i am naive. but not too naive to think that no. 6 was true.

11. Statistics have shown that 93.72% of students who have studied Livy's 'Ab urbe condita' tend to write longer sentences in their english essays.

...and now back to spending time with dear Livy

Anonymous said...

I'd believe number 2. I really, really would.

Anyway, sir, about the exam -

How long are the seen translations?

And how many are there?

[[And number 10 can't be right. Livy can't be a woman because of Section VIII.]]

Scipio said...


There can be no mindless worship of Livy!