Monday, September 10, 2007

Found this in a fortune cookie...

Confucius say: You may be my descendant

(There's probably something offensive about the way I phrased that, but I eat at Chinese restaurants a lot)

Apparently there is a large database of every descendant of Confucius. The last time it was updated was in the 1930s.

I think it's good news that they decided to include everyone in the database, including female descendants, this time around.

On some other blog recently I was reading that some people claim everyone is descended from Charlemagne. I found that doubtful. Charlemagne died in 814. Confucius died in 479 BCE. If Confucius only has 3 million descendants, Charlemagne must have less. Right?

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