This question is inspired by Joseph O'Rourke's beautiful question on random knots. Choose an random ordered 6tuple of points on the unit sphere in $\mathbf{R}^3$, and form a knot by connecting successive pairs of points in the 6tuple by sticks (see the picture at Joseph's question). By known results on stick numbers, the resulting knot will either be the unknot or the trefoil knot. What is the probability of producing one or the other?
I wrote a program in Mathematica to sample knots from this distribution and test what proportion are the trefoil knot. In order to tell if a given knot is the unknot or the trefoil, the program first checks the total curvature of the knot and applies the FaryMilnor theorem: if the curvature is less than $4 \pi$, then it's the unknot. Half the time, this test identifies the unknot. I think it should be possible to compute the exact probability of the curvature being too small. Next, the program projects the knot onto 100 random planes. If any of these projections has less than 3 crossings, then we are again considering the unknot. This test eliminates all but ~1% of cases. Finally, if we're still not done, the program takes the projection with the least number of crossings and checks if the resulting knot diagram is tricolorable. Usually this diagram has three crossings and this test might be a bit of a sledgehammer, but this test completely distinguishes the unknot from the trefoil. (I don't use this test first because my implementation is very slow.) In a test run of 10,000 random knots, 68 knots were determined to be the trefoil. The computation took about 12 minutes. Here's one of the trefoils it found: The code follows. As usual, beware of bugs.



I like the specificity of this question! Just by hand (I don't have this automated), I generated ten
random examples, and simply rotated the sphere to an orientation from which I could see whether the hexagon forms the unknot. Although the images below may not be convincing, it is not difficult
to make this determination visually at full resolution.
The result for these ten random trials: zero trefoils, ten unknots.



I hacked a small metapost script which generates planar projections of random diagrams. It's far from perfect, but after dismissing a couple of hundred examples, I would be extremely surprised if the probability of getting a trefoil is anything but 0. You can download 1000 examples from http://rasmusvillemoes.dk/files/trefoil.zip, along with the (ugly) metapost code. I didn't put a lot of effort into the logic behind drawing/removing parts of strands near intersections, but the information in the .txt files can help resolve ambiguities. The two lines "Along segment 1: // (1, 0.4816) [3]" means that roughly halfway along segment number 1, we meet segment 3 and pass under it. (The first part of strand 0 is colored red; this determines the order uniquely.) I suppose one could trivially sort these lines according to the time (second) coordinate, and then look for alternating signs, but I don't know if a 6stick diagram of the trefoil is necessarily alternating. 

