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Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
By Jon Waterhouse
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $17.50; $16.50 students and seniors; $15.50 ages 3-12; free for museum members, and ages 2 and younger. Exhibit opens Friday and runs through Jan. 21. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-929-6300, www.fernbankmuseum.org.
GENGHIS KHAN: DID YOU KNOW?
Genghis Khan fathered kids with five wives and more than 500 concubines. A study published by the American Journal of Human Genetics reveals he may be the world’s greatest breeder. More than 16 million living descendants can be genetically linked to Genghis.
Although he’s best known as a military leader, Khan is cited as popularizing post offices, the pony express, paper money and diplomatic immunity.
Legend has it that Khan was born with a blood clot in his hand, an old-school omen that he would one day become a leader.