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6 Facts About Genghis Khan

  1. Temujin is known in world history as “Genghis Khan. His real name is Borjigin Temujin.
  2. 1 in every 200 men is a descendant of Genghis Khan.
  3. Temujin and his men attacked Samarkand in Central Asia using prisoners as body shields and executed every soldier that had taken arms against him.
  4. It was in 1227 that Genghis died, some stories say that he was castrated by a Tangut princess using a knife inserted on her vagina to avenge his treatment of the Tanguts and stop him from raping her.
  5. Prior to his death, to avoid conflict among his sons, Genghis explicitly divided his empire among them and made them all Khan in their own right and by appointing one of his sons as his successor.
  6. According to some historians, they estimated that Genghis Khan’s campaigns killed as many as 40 million people.

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6 Facts About Saladin

  1. Saladin, pronounced Salah al-Din in Arabic, was a Kurd born in Tikrit, Iraq in 1137. In 1174 he became Sultan of both Egypt and Syria after the death of Nur ad-Din, who was once Saladin’s political rival and once-mentor.
  2. Following a year long truce with the Crusaders, on July 4, 1178 Saladin defeated the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin.
  3. During this battle Saladin captured the King of Jerusalem Guy de Lusignan.
  4. The fall of Jerusalem led to the calling of the Third Crusade, and soon Saladin’s famous rival Richard I of England was on his way to the Holy Land along with the King of France and the Hly Roman Emperor. The armies of Richard and Saladin soon fought several times and the two leaders had a great respect for each other. Before Richard surrounded the city, Saladin burnt all the crops in the fields outside of the city walls so Richard and his army would have no food.
  5. Eventually Richard realized that even if he did capture Jerusalem, he would not be able to defend it against Saladin, so in 1192 the two kings agreed to a truce. Saladin would remian in control of Jerusalem, so long as he allowed safe passage to and from the city for Christian pilgrims.
  6. The following year, in the city of Damascas in Syria, Saladin passed away on March 4. When his advisors opened his treasury there was not enough money to even bury the great Sultan, he had long since given nearly everything away to charity.

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6 Facts About Alexander The Great

  1. Alexander was tutored by Leonidas of Epirus (not Leonidas, king of Sparta) and the great Greek philosopher Aristotle.
  2. Alexander the Great had three wives: Roxane, Statiera, and Parysatis.
  3. Alexander never loses in a single battle.
  4. Aristotle educated Alexander and his companions in medicine, philosophy, morals, religion, logic and art.
  5. Alexander had two sons, Alexander IV of Macedon of Roxana and Heracles of Macedon from Barsine. Both children were killed before they reached adulthood. He lost another child when Roxana miscarried at Hydaspes.
  6. Alexandra Bucephalus was a city founded in 326 BCE by Alexander the Great and named in honor of his beloved horse, Bucephalus.

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4 Facts About The Call Of Duty MW3

  1. The world record sales. November 12, 2011 Activision representatives reported that the third year in a row game series Call of Duty sets a world record sales in the field of entertainment: the first 24 hours in the U.S. and Britain sold more than 6.5 million copies of the game.
  2. For the first 5 days of sales game set new record: for the five days from the sale of game was bailed out more than 775 million U.S. dollars.
  3. In Paris, a few days before the game was robbed by a truck, carrying the game shop, getting ready to start selling. A total of 6000 had been stolen copies of the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  4. On the day of starting the game armed with 18-year-old tried to rob a man who had just bought Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the game, but the latter kept his head and drew the robber fled.Police detained the offender in the store GameStop, where he was standing in line for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

6 Facts About Pirates

  1. They Rarely Buried Treasure
  2. Their Careers Didn’t Last Long
  3. They Had Rules and Regulations
  4. They Didn’t Walk the Plank
  5. There Were Women Pirates
  6. Some Came From Wealthy Social Classes

Fact #118

The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards.”

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