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Are you a descendant of Genghis Khan? – Don’t be so sure…


Actually, there is a decent chance you are. The notorious warlord is infamous for raping at the very least thousands of women in every place he conquered. In fact, he violated so many poor women that at present 0.5% of all humanity are direct descendants of Genghis Khan. That’s 1 in 200 men and women, which, in turn, translates into 37 million living descendants. 

Bonus fact 1: Khan was totally obsessed with immortality and was on a permanent quest for eternal life. As such, in 1222, he summoned the Daoist master Qiu Chuji and asked him if he could prepare an immortality potion for him. Qiu Chuji replied that there is no such thing, but that life can be extended through abstinence. Apparently, Khan did not follow his advice… 

Bonus Fact 2: Researchers at Genghis Khan University in Mongolia suggest that towards the end of his life, Khan legislated laws ensuring equal rights to all citizens, and especially to women.

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