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by | 5th, July 2004

‘LONDON restaurant chain Shish is promising free meals to anyone descended from Mongol leader Genghis Khan, even offering customers a DNA test to prove the link.

The company has teamed up with DNA-based research company Oxford Ancestors for the unusual promotion, which marks Mongolia’s decision to allow citizens to have surnames for the first time since they were banned by the communists in the 1920s.

This week, diners at the Shish restaurant venues in London’s Hoxton and Willesden Green will have the opportunity to have their DNA sent off for analysis.

Results take about two months, but the chances of a match are quite high – it is estimated that 17 million people worldwide, including the British Royal Family, Iranian Royalty, and the family of Dracula, are direct descendents of Genghis Khan.’

Posted: 5th, July 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink