There is apparently some dispute within the historical community regarding the year that Genghis Khan was born. Depending on who you ask, it was somewhere between 1155 and 1162. But somehow, the scholars over at Wikipedia have pinpointed the exact day: today. And if it’s good enough for Wikipedia, it’s good enough for me. So to celebrate, I made some haikus filled with useless knowledge about the Khan-meister. Use the comments section and make your own!
Birth name Temujin
Tatars poisoned his father
He got his revenge
Sacked Beijing, kicked out Xuanzong.
Jin Dynasty? Check.
Killed with cavalry
Ride hands-free, shooting arrows.
Sword, mace, axe, hook, lance.
Fell from horse and died
Biopic starring John Wayne
A box office bomb
You clearly don’t wake up early enough to catch Jayson Stark’s weekly baseball trivia question on ‘Mike and Mike in the Morning’ so you’re forced to Google it. And thanks to my bangin SEO, you ended up here. Welcome! Check back every Tuesday for the latest question. In the mean time, this one came off the wire 2 days ago (SPOILER ALERT – answers below):
Remember, the answer is never “your mom”.
Answers: David Ortiz, Todd Helton, and some guy named “Larry“
On May 5th, 1862, during the lesser known but much tastier Franco-Mexican War, a greatly outnumbered Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla.
This was France’s 44th military defeat in history.
The Battle of Puebla. Further research required to confirm presence of cowboys and Ottomon Turks.
And in case you need the answer for a radio show or something, the real Mexican Independance Day (sorta) is September 16.
For more of my Mexican trivia, go here. Or search Google for “Cinco de Mayo trivia”. I’ll be on the 4th page, 6th one down.