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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:16 PM

Genghis Kahn really got around. Seriously.

DNA samples from 2,000 men from all over Asia showed that 8% of them had a common ancestor dating from about the time of Genghis Kahn. And the biggest cluster is in Mongolia. Given Kahn's reputation, and his longevity -- he lived into his sixties, twice the average life expectancy of the time -- he is the most likely suspect. Today, about 32 million people carry his DNA.

Thus endeth tonight's history lesson, courtesy of "Ancients Behaving Badly" on H2.

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Reply Genghis Kahn really got around. Seriously. (Original post)
Brigid Aug 2012 OP
Baitball Blogger Aug 2012 #1
rug Aug 2012 #2
nolabear Aug 2012 #8
Brigid Aug 2012 #9
pinboy3niner Aug 2012 #3
Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 #4
JonLP24 Aug 2012 #5
Kaleva Aug 2012 #6
pinboy3niner Aug 2012 #7

Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:19 PM

1. Genghis Kahn. The "B" ball player of his time.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:43 PM

2. The Mongol Whored.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:36 PM

8. Bwahahahahahaaaaaa!!!

You win. You just friggin' win.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:51 PM

9. Yes, I hereby declare you the thread winner.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:45 PM

3. Don't MAKE me get all barbarian on your ass!

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:48 PM

4. Most interesting factoid. Thanks! nt

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:58 PM

5. That PBS Show w/ Prof. Gates

showed that Martha Stewart is a descandent either from him or tribe. I forgot the specifics.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:04 PM

6. Conquering much of the known world. It's a good thing.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:31 PM

7. Martha, it seems, followed in his footsteps

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