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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:03 am
    Link: 12 Yr Old Makes Genealogical Discovery - Conspiracy theorists are not shocked by her findings: All US presidents but 1 are related to a past global super power
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    s9b1j420 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:43 am
    ok using this who out of the current potential president candidate`s is related to this king?
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:45 am
    To be honest, we`re all related in one way or another.
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    Ontario Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:45 am
    Stephen Harper is my next door neibourgh too!
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am
    This reminds me of Dune, and how in the later books there are millions of people who are all somehow related to Paul Atreides.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am
    hmmmm, yup, if you delve deep enough, this kind of thing is not that surprising.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:58 am
    Huh, fun. It`s nice to know that there are people eccentric enough to do this.
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:58 am
    *sighs*

    1) This information is old as balls

    2) even wiki has an article on it

    3) DO you know how many children King Edward Have? Time tends to do that. Besides, it;s been more than 500 years
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:59 am
    A couple of things come to mind:

    i) I`m sceptical of the idea that she was the first person to trace matrilineal ancestry. Particularly since I`ve seen it done before and it`s been used in numerous disputes over thrones in Britain and Europe over the centuries.

    ii) Over a period of 800 years a very large proportion of people with an ancestry mostly from one area will be related to pretty much everyone else in that group. I`ve no doubt that in some very remote way I`m related to king John, as well as half a dozen other monarchs.

    iii) While we have hundreds of miles of extant medieval records in England, they`re mostly about laws and money. It`s a bit of an iffy business tracing ancestry back 800 years.

    Also...why pick John? Granted, he put his seal to the Magna Carta, but only because he was forced to do so by the people who wrote it and he tried to overturn it.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    If you look deep enough you will find something you want
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    Ches47 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Has this been confirmed... by people who have hit puberty?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    I`ve heard that a very large percentage of people in the far east are related to Genghis Kahn. But that`s just because he was a horn dog.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Who the drat calls their kid bridge anne.
  14. Profile photo of MrTomcreaven
    MrTomcreaven Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    I hope nobody is amazed by this, if you go back far enough you can practically find a common ancestor with anyone.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Oh god, the amount that I don`t care is staggering.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    If you go back 37 generations, you will have more direct ancestors than people who have ever lived.
    (2^37 = 137,438,953,472 >~108billion)
    If each generation reproduced when it was 33, that would be ~1,221 years worth of ancestors.

    You`re saying that all but one of the rulers of a country largely of British heritage are related to a dude who lived 800 years ago.

    To be fair, the one dude who didn`t is the interesting story here. I wonder what his ancestry is.
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    I heard that about Khan as well.
    And why wouldn`t they trace by the female relative...it`s a more sure thing that paternity.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    wow, now this is going to wake some conspiracy theorists
  19. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    SPOILER: Go back far enough and you find that all life is related. WOWZERS.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    TopperHey is completely right. It`s not all that surprising. The world population was a lot smaller in the 1200s, and the population of Europe even less so, I`m guess most Americans and British people can all be traced back to a few common ancestors. Genealogy is a funny thing.
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    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Me too! I should run for president.
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    tanyacobain Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    this is old news dude why is she getting credit ... of course they are the same bloodline... our elections dont matter Everyone knows that.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    June 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    You have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents, etc. Take that out to you 27th great grandparents and there are 536,870,912 of them. If you allow an average of 25 years per generation, that was 675 years ago. The world population estimate for the 1300`s was about 400 million people, but you would have over 500 million ancestors. Each generation you go back raises how much overlap there is, but still consider that everyone is probably related to a significant percentage of people who lived in in John Lackland`s time (1166-1216). That percentage goes way up when you consider that Lackland was king of England, and all of our Presidents have European ancestors. This is not surprising. What is surprising is that the genealogical record was preserved well enough to support this girls research.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    June 20, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    Yawn- fair do`s, she did the work but the concept is not new....
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    Van Buren. Keepin` it real.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    Yeah and so is over half the white population of the united states. Generally richer families have been in 1 place longer and generally rich people become president. Not a conspiracy or anything just simple math. It`s how the world works. Stupid girl if you ask me.
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    lockedup Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Martin van Buren is my favorite president. All of the others are too mainstream.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    We`re all thousandth`s cousins to each other, so it`s entirely possible.

    But still, John Plantagenet must have shagged like crazy back in the day.
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    Spocom Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    Yeah? Well there`s a .05% chance you`re related to Ghengis Khan so how `bout that? You don`t even have to be a president.
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    HoneyPunch Female 13-17
    124 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    Ffff, I wish my bloodline was preserved even half as well as the average guy. Unfortunately, my knowledge of my bloodline ends at about my great-grandparents, mostly because my whole family line comes from rural Mexico, and nobody gave a crap about preserving family trees since your kid was likely to die young anyways.
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    blounsb999 Male 40-49
    183 posts
    June 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    Being a member of Clan Graham I probably am as well - don`t know, don`t really care. And, aren`t we all supposed to be descended from Charlemagne as well?
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    If she ends up murdered next week my head will explode.
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    Krowley Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    Hmmm... New target for Operation: TimeMachine Murders.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    @Rawrg hahahaha dude, i know what you mean
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    A few things about this are fishy. Why would genealogists ignore half of their data?
  36. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    You have a 5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.

    ... or so IAB once told me.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    This will tickle the asses of all the conspiracy theorists..
  38. Profile photo of Paulacookie
    Paulacookie Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    This isn`t that shocking. Of course you can find a common ancestor that far back. :/
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    Kratos-Zan Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    18th cousin? Seriously? Who give`s a rats ass. That`s about as significant as saying the person who commented below me and the person above me are my 16th cousins. Chances are that`s likely, but who. gives. a. f*ck.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    Arent we all connected like by 13 people
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    You have a 5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.

    ... or so IAB once told me.


    That`s only if you`re Asian
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    crudson Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    Earth is just a small town that gets smaller and smaller every day
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    Comagirl123 Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2011 at 1:35 am
    Why does that kid have so much time on her hands? How long did that take her to do? :-O
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2011 at 3:05 am



    HIPSTER
  45. Profile photo of AGit
    AGit Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2011 at 4:06 am
    "Arent we all connected like by 13 people"

    Just one big Human Centipede
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2011 at 4:09 am
    Ah ah french origins, choke on this!
  47. Profile photo of pumba62
    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2011 at 4:45 am
    according some people if you go back far enough we all come from one person !
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    binarystarr Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2011 at 5:08 am
    that is a train wreck of a shirt.
  49. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2011 at 5:13 am
    This is not a surprise. There is only so much genetic material to go around. The only place on earth that is the most genetically diverse is Africa.
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    FuriousC Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2011 at 6:04 am
    That`s odd, she doesn`t look Kenyan to me
  51. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2011 at 7:33 am
    I do believe scientists discovered we all came from one pair of people located in Africa. Also do believe that there is enough proof to the whole "were all related within six degrees of separation". None the less good job little girl, can`t say I`d pour through that many names to find anything.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2011 at 8:03 am
    6 degrees of kevin bacon.
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    savemejebus Female 30-39
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    June 21, 2011 at 10:47 am
    Whatever.
  54. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    I do believe scientists discovered we all came from one pair of people located in Africa.

    You`re probably thinking of the media reporting of "mitochondrial Eve" and "Y-chromosome Adam", which was the usual simplified garbled mess that the media makes of science. The researchers did find strong evidence for a single female ancestor common to all the people tested and a single male ancestor common to all the people tested, but those two probable common ancestors lived tens of thousands of years apart. They weren`t a pair, nor were they the first humans (obviously, living so far apart in time).

    Humanity might all trace back to two people and there`s plenty of evidence that humanity started in Africa, probably in the great rift valley and probably somewhere around what`s now Kenya, but it`s not known for sure. It would be a bit unclear anyway, e.g. how do you define the first human as opposed to their very slightly different parents?
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    jonnycake63 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2011 at 12:45 am
    God the things i could have done when i was twelve if i didn`t discover how much fun it is to play with myself. Really ties up a solid portion of the day.
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    Kalon Male 13-17
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    June 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    "God the things i could have done when i was twelve if i didn`t discover how much fun it is to play with myself. Really ties up a solid portion of the day."

    Wow thats scary how well that applies to me... O.o

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