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1.5m Chinese 'descendants of one man'

 

Research into an unusually high prevalence of a particular set of genes in China has suggested that 1.5 million Chinese men are direct descendants of Giocangga, the grandfather of the founder of the Qing dynasty.

 

Giocangga's extraordinary number of descendants, concentrated mainly in north-east China and Mongolia, are thought to be a result of the many wives and concubines his offspring took. Dr Chris Tyler-Smith, a geneticist working at Britain's Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, made the finding, based on a study of a set of genes on the male Y chromosome.

 

He told the BBC World Service's Science In Action programme that these genes provided a "genetic surname" of the family to which each man belonged. "What we did was analyse around 1,000 men from that part of the world," he said. "We noticed just two types of Y chromosome that were extraordinarily frequent - one of them making up around 3% of our sample.

 

"When we looked at it more carefully, we found that it was not present in the majority population in that area, the Han. But in the minorities, including the Mongolians, it was present at around 5%."

 

'Good chance of survival'

 

Scientists were then able to work out roughly where the special genes came from.

They established the origin was north-east China, around 500 years ago. More accurate analysis then found that this particular genetic code first appeared just before the Qing dynasty, which came to the fore in 1616 and had conquered China by 1644.

 

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The Qing dynasty ruled China for several hundred years

"We soon realised there was a major historical event going on at this time - the establishment of the Qing dynasty, which conquered China and ruled for several hundred years," Dr Tyler-Smith said.

 

"It was ruled by the Qing imperial nobility, who were a highly privileged elite class, and they had several wives and concubines. Because of the privilege, they could have had many children - and those children would have had a good chance of survival.

 

At the time of Giocangga, the population of China was about 100 million - compared with 1.3 billion today. This means that the average Chinese man at the time of Giocangga would only have around 20 descendants living today - in marked contrast to Giocangga's 1.5 million men.

 

"The difference is accounted for by the large number of wives and concubines - and in particular, this practice being linked to the Y chromosome for many generations," Dr Tyler-Smith added.

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So could this in anyway support the fact that Chinese are allergic to milk?

 

I posted this fact in another thread today ( can't remeber which one now)

 

Perhaps this yellow spunk machine didn't like the white stuff?

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Not smut honest, they can't drink milk, their bodies reject it, ask yourself have you ever seen a yellow man drink milk? I know i haven't and i've been to Beijing!

 

Refering to him as a yellow spunk machine isn't smutty either it's fact, he would have had to produce a load comparible to the Great Wall of China to have this many decendants!

 

That reminds me of another fact, there's only 2 things on earth visible from outer space, the Great Wall of China and..................The Byker Wall. FACT!

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Not smut honest, they can't drink milk, their bodies reject it, ask yourself have you ever seen a yellow man drink milk? I know i haven't and i've been to Beijing!

 

Refering to him as a yellow spunk machine isn't smutty either it's fact, he would have had to produce a load comparible to the Great Wall of China to have this many decendants!

 

That reminds me of another fact, there's only 2 things on earth visible from outer space, the Great Wall of China and..................The Byker Wall. FACT!

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:rimshot:

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Not smut honest, they can't drink milk, their bodies reject it, ask yourself have you ever seen a yellow man drink milk? I know i haven't and i've been to Beijing!

 

Refering to him as a yellow spunk machine isn't smutty either it's fact, he would have had to produce a load comparible to the Great Wall of China to have this many decendants!

 

That reminds me of another fact, there's only 2 things on earth visible from outer space, the Great Wall of China and..................The Byker Wall. FACT!

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what do they stick in their tea then? bearing in mind China has quite a lot of the stuff. :rimshot:

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Never see an old man eating a Twix either.

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buy me one and I'll come round and eat it on your door step................

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Not smut honest, they can't drink milk, their bodies reject it, ask yourself have you ever seen a yellow man drink milk? I know i haven't and i've been to Beijing!

 

Refering to him as a yellow spunk machine isn't smutty either it's fact, he would have had to produce a load comparible to the Great Wall of China to have this many decendants!

 

That reminds me of another fact, there's only 2 things on earth visible from outer space, the Great Wall of China and..................The Byker Wall. FACT!

52828[/snapback]

 

 

 

Yes

 

and the Great Wall of China is not visible for space - the Chinese astronauts said so

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buy me one and I'll come round and eat it on your door step................

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I bet you say that to all the girls.

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buy me one and I'll come round and eat it on your door step................

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I bet you say that to all the girls.

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I wish.... I wish.................

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Not smut honest, they can't drink milk, their bodies reject it, ask yourself have you ever seen a yellow man drink milk? I know i haven't and i've been to Beijing!

 

Refering to him as a yellow spunk machine isn't smutty either it's fact, he would have had to produce a load comparible to the Great Wall of China to have this many decendants!

 

That reminds me of another fact, there's only 2 things on earth visible from outer space, the Great Wall of China and..................The Byker Wall. FACT!

52828[/snapback]

 

 

 

Yes

 

and the Great Wall of China is not visible for space - the Chinese astronauts said so

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The Byker wall is though. :rimshot:

 

No, I knew the great wall of China visible from space was a myth. It's only about 50 ft wide in places and blends into its surroundings. I had heard the only structure visible was the new Hong Kong airport but I'm not even sure about that.

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Slap a newspaper on that wall and they'll read it to you from space, nowadays.

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Not with the naked eye they won't.

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No, and they're probably reading it via space too, as opposed to strapped to a spy satellite.

 

In fact, they're probably getting it beamed to their PDA in a swanky London wine bar, rearranging meetings in Paris, Hong Kong and New York, just for the hell of it, whilst sitting 50 feet from a news stand...fuckers.

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Slap a newspaper on that wall and they'll read it to you from space, nowadays.

52855[/snapback]

 

Not with the naked eye they won't.

52858[/snapback]

 

No, and they're probably reading it via space too, as opposed to strapped to a spy satellite.

 

In fact, they're probably getting it beamed to their PDA in a swanky London wine bar, rearranging meetings in Paris, Hong Kong and New York, just for the hell of it, whilst sitting 50 feet from a news stand...fuckers.

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May as well make it porn then. Reading on their new mobile phone next to their wives who are doing stripteases. Bastards.

 

Oh bollocks. It's late and I need to go home.

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He must dread Christmas & Birthday's in the family.

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Would get a shitload of socks though

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