The 2006 film, “Let’s Go To Prison” opens with a narration of an astonishing number of prison facts, facts like every year enough children are born behind bars to field 250 little league teams. When the narrator is questioned later in the film about his often off-the-cuff recital of these facts, like 20% of people in American prisons aren’t even citizens, he replies, “I’m on a lot of weird mailing lists.”
That’s what this page is. The Quick Hits of Ishtory. Here you’ll find tons of tidbits to drop in every day conversations. Not quite trivia but not in-depth enough to be considered actually academic.
Here’s your first one:
One half of one percent of the world’s male population is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan; over 16 million men. Such tracking is done through the Y chromosome so there’s no data available on how many women are directly descended from the great Khan of Khans. Another fun one, his real name was Temujin.