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Game of Chromes

My 23 is bigger than your 23
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So we're told that 0.5% of males are direct descendants of Genghis Khan. Throw in the occasional Tom, Dick, Harry or other sovereign, and it'll turn out that many of us carry royal blood, which factors into Ancestry and similar service advertising.

But while we may all be royal, some are clearly more royal than others, and there's no real reason to trust great-great aunties version of events anymore, when services like 23andme can certify our royalty score, to be proudly shared on Facebook right next to our vocabulary score, and on Buzzfeed with promising clickbait like "20 royals you are related to, #9 will shock you"

theircompetitor, Jul 25 2016


       Do we assume #9 is Ivan the Terrible? Or perhaps John Plantagenet?
Vernon, Jul 25 2016

       There are more than a few royals I don't want any part of by the reasoning of their inbreeding. Have you seen Prince Charles?
RayfordSteele, Jul 25 2016

       Is he missing ?
FlyingToaster, Jul 25 2016

       I guess I'd have to go with the Plantagenets, Vernon, what with them being the mainstays of one of my favorite movies in The Lion in Winter, and on top of that related to Rollo, featured in Robin Hood and reluctantly signing the Magna Carta. Ivan was after all, simply terrible :)
theircompetitor, Jul 25 2016

       //Ivan Grozny/Ivan the Terrible   

       "Grozny" seems to be a tricky one,it can mean "terrible", but it can mean "awe-inspiring" as well... As for Cyrillic alphabet, it's all greek to me,
not_morrison_rm, Jul 25 2016

       [nmr] yes, in fact a closer translation would be fearsome, and the root of the word is actually thunder, but also overlaps terrifying, threatening, and various synonyms and similes
theircompetitor, Jul 25 2016

       Why "chromes"?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 25 2016

       closer to thrones than chromosomes?
theircompetitor, Jul 25 2016

smendler, Jul 29 2016


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