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Saturday, June 04, 2005

"Khan, party of four. . ."

From ananova:

Free meal promotion for relatives of Genghis Khan

A London restaurant chain is offering customers free DNA testing to see if they're descended from Genghis Khan.

Restaurant Shish has promised free meals for any found to be related to the notorious Mongol leader.

The unusual promotion is to mark the Mongolian government's decision to allow citizens to have surnames for the first time since they were banned by the communists in the 1920s.

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It is estimated that 17 million people worldwide, including the British Royal Family, Iranian Royalty, and the family of Dracula, are direct descendents of Genghis Khan.

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