Hall Of Fame
This poor guy was found in the streets of Montreal looking so filthy that it was hard to tell that he was actually a dog. He could barely move underneath all his matted hair. But look how charming he seems after his cleanup! (Image credits: Quebec Society for Protection Of Animals)
Khan and his army wiped out 11 % of the world’s population – 40 million people. This meant large areas of cultivated land grew trees. Removing 700 million tons of carbon from the environment.
A brilliant military tactician Khan used the fake retreat to draw out his enemies. Pretending disarray and defeat in the heat of the battle, the Mongols would suddenly appear panicked and turn and run, only to pivot when the enemy was drawn out, destroying them at their leisure. As this tactic became better known to the enemy, the Mongols would extend their feigned retreats for days or weeks, to falsely convince the chasers that they were defeated, only to charge back once the enemy again had its guard down or withdrew to join its main formation. Mongols could maneuver their horses with just their legs, leaving their hands free to fire arrows.
For killing a Mongol diplomat Khan went on to wipe out the Khwarezmian Empire. No living thing was spared, not even animals. Skulls of the dead were piled in large pyramidal mounds.
Genghis Khan invaded China with 90 thousand troops and dominated the largest army in the world, the the Jin Dynasty’s over 1 million troops, and destroying half or over 500 thousand of them in the process and assuming control of Northern China and Beijing
Khan defeated a Russian army 4 times the size of his with the surviving leaders surrendering. They were executed by being laid under a wooden platform which the Mongols danced & feasted upon.
Mongol victory feasts would see captive girls paraded before them. Rating the women, Khan would take the highest ranked, leaving the rest for his officers.
Genghis Khan is considered the “most successful biological father in human history” with over 16mil descendants in Central Asia. One in 200 men alive today is a relative of Genghis Khan
After seizing all of western Turkestan Genghis Khan ordered the extermination of the entire kingdom of Xi Xia because they refused to send troops when he called for them. The destruction and massacre was so complete that Xi Xia was nearly erased from history.
The Mongol Empire over just 100 years
Within a few decades of the Magna Carta being put in place in England, Genghis Khan implemented a very similar document into law,Yassa, which prohibitied things such as adultery, theft, and lying. It also promoted religious tolerance.
Genghis Khan exempted the poor and clergy from taxes, encouraged literacy, and established free religion, leading many peoples to join his empire before they were even conquered.
Khan used to gather people of different religions and listen to them argue for the fun of it. He summoned the clergymen of those who were represented in his court. Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians (with one envoy from the Pope himself). It was conducted similar to how the Mongols held wrestling matches with a panel to award points and the participants drinking alcohol after every round. It apparently ended “as all Mongol festivities did, with everyone too drunk to continue”. The Christians started to loudly sing hymns, the Muslims in turn started to recite the Qur’an, and the Buddhists sat in silence meditating.
Genghis Khan never allowed his likeness to be portrayed. The first images of him appeared after he died.
The cause of Khans death is unknown. Legend has it that at his funeral 40 virgins & 40 horses were sacrificed and the 2.000 guests were killed in order to keep the burial site a secret.
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
A black Union soldier sits, posted in front of a slave auction house on Whitehall Street in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1864
Currently you’re a slave to your occupation, you’re worried about your financial situation. You have the desire to travel the world but you have a fear of the unknown. Forget about your savings, travel is the only thing that makes you richer.
All you can do is just stop thinking about it; just do it. When you land flat on your ass on the other side of the world you’ll begin questioning if you’ve made a mistake. When you’re riding a motorcycle from the north to south of Vietnam you’ll be wondering why you’ve never been travelling extensively before. When you’re climbing Everest Base Camp you’ll be questioning why you live in a city. When you’re getting a five dollar massage you’ll be wondering what you’ve been paying thirty times the price for. When you’re eating cuisine that invigorates the soul you’ll be stupefied. When you’re watching a lion crawl through the tall grass of the Okavango Delta you’ll get the perfect photo. When you’re drinking Belgian beer you’ll wonder why anyone drinks Budweiser. When you’re hanging out with Polar bears in Churchill you’ll wonder why we’re not looking closer at alternative energy sources worldwide. When you’re diving with sharks in the South Pacific you’ll realize Jaws was a terrible portrayal of such beautiful creatures. When you’re at Carnival in Salvador, Brazil you’ll wonder why you pay entrance to the clubs where you live. When you’re flying down the side of a volcano in Nicaragua on a sled so fast you can’t slow down you’ll know you did the right thing leaving home.
The list can go on and on and on. The world is far too big to be stuck in an office chair working for some bureaucratic bastards who care more about their bank statements than their employees. I’m going to have to quote Mark Twain here..
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
In the end, who knows.. Maybe you’ll end up marrying a Philippina and living on a white sand beach in the Visayas where your student loans will be a distant memory. Just let go and see what the world has in store for you. – solitaryman69